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Preparations under way for Armenian NPP life extension
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Russia’s Rusatom Service is undertaking procurement procedures as part of the project to extend the service life of unit 2 of the Armenian NPP. Procurements total $16m. OKB...

Future of New York NPPs in the balance
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 US Entergy Corporation is in discussions with Exelon Corporation for the potential sale of the single-unit Fitzpatrick NPP in New York state. An Entergy statement said the...

Life extension planned for unit 2 at Russia’s Kalinin NPP
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 Obtaining a licence from Russian regulator Rostekhnadzor for the operation unit 2 at the Kalinin NPP beyond November 2016, when its current design life ends, will be the plant’s...

SNC-Lavalin to refurbish Argentina’s Embalse NPP
Saturday, July 02, 2016 Argentina’s nuclear utility Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA (NA-SA) has awarded a contract valued at more than $15m to Canada’s SNC-Lavalin to provide management and technical guidance...

Japan approves life extension for ageing units at Takahama NPP
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) approved on 20 June approved service life extensions of up to 20 years for of two aging reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co's Takahama NPP...

Exelon to apply for extended operation of US Peach Bottom NPP
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 US utility Exelon Corporation is to extend the life of the two-unit Peach Bottom NPP in Pennsylvania for 20 years, the company said in a statement. Exelon said it will notify the...

Upgrades completed at Bulgarian NPP
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 Rusatom Service, part of Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom, has completed an upgrade needed to extend the life of unit 5 at Bulgaria’s Kozloduy NPP, the company said 31 May....

Spain’s fuel plant receives licence extension
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 Spain's Nuclear Safety Council (Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear, CSN) on 1 June approved the renewal for a further 10 years of the operating licence for Enusa's Juzbado nuclear...

ASN report considers plant life extension for French NPPs
Monday, May 30, 2016 French nuclear regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) will decide in 2018 at the earliest whether France’s fleet of 900MWe nuclear reactors should continue commercial...

Life extension for Slovenia’s Krslo NPP
Friday, May 06, 2016 Slovenian and Croatian state-owned energy firms GEN energija and HEP, which manage Slovenia's NPP at Krsko, have decided to extend its lifespan by 20 years until 2043, according to...

Life extension of Armenian NPP continues but new plant still in doubt
Friday, April 22, 2016 Activities on the service life extension project at unit 2 of Armenian NPP are on schedule and under budget, according to Kirill Komarov, first deputy director general of Russian...

Canada’s Darlington NPP refurbishment to go ahead
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Canada's Federal Court of Appeal on 15 April dismissed a judicial review of the environmental assessment (EA) for Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) planned refurbishment of the...

Progress and problems for EPR projects
Friday, April 15, 2016 Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has submitted the operating licence application for unit 3 of the Olkiluoto NPP to the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy...

Armenian NPP life extension may take five years
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Extension of the Armenian NPP’s operating life may take five years, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told his Armenian counterpart Hovik Abrahamyan on 7 April. “The...

Swiss parliament wavers on nuclear phase out
Monday, March 07, 2016 Both houses of the Swiss Parliament have refused to put a time limit on the life of its NPPs, indicating a possible shift in the nuclear phase-out policy adopted five years ago after...

Armenian NPP life extension goes ahead
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Life extension of unit 2 at the Armenian nuclear power plant in Metsamor will be carried out in phases to reduce shutdown time, according to Yervand Zakharyan, Armenia's minister...

Life extension for Krsko
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Slovenia and Croatia have agreed to extend the lifespan of their jointly-owned Krsko NPP until 2043, despite protests from local environmental groups.

Rolls-Royce wins boiler work at Dungeness B
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by EDF Energy to carry out boiler modification work at Dungeness B Power Station in the UK, to support proposed plant lifetime extension to 2028.

Ten more years for Dungeness B
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 EDF Energy has announced plans to extend the expected life of Dungeness B nuclear power station by ten years, to 2028. Two advanced gas-cooled reactors at the site began generation...

EDF signs contracts to support UK nuclear fleet
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 EDF Energy has signed a number of contracts to support the continued operation of its UK reactor fleet, which supplies around a sixth of the UK's electricity.

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