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As one Japanese court approves operation of Ikata 3 another bars restart of Tokai 2
Japan’s Hiroshima high court on 18 March reversed its earlier order to shut down unit 3 at Shikoku Electric Power Co’s Ikata NPP in Ehime Prefecture after an ongoing periodic...
Operating licence issued for unit 2 of Barakah NPP
The UAE Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec), said on 9 March that it had received the Operating Licence...
European Parliament to consider resolution on safety of Belarus NPP
The European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy has approved a draft resolution on the safety of the Belarus NPP initiated by Lithuania
China’s first Hualong One begins commercial operation
China’s first Hualong One reactor at unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in Fujian Province began commercial operation on 30 January, China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) announced.
Unit 1 of the Belarusian nuclear plant brought to 100% capacity
On 12 January, Belarus 1 was brought to nominal power – 3200MWt and 1170MWe – for the first time.
Koeberg 1 closed after steam generator leakage
South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, said on 4 January that unit 1 at the Koeberg nuclear power plant had been taken offline after an increasing leak rate was observed on one of...
Zaporozhye 5 licensed to operate until 2030
Ukraine’s nuclear utility, Energoatom, on 5 January received a licence from the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU), which recognised the feasibility of...
Tianwan 4 handed over to China as upgrading of simulators begins
Rosatom announced that unit 4 of the Tianwan NPP had been handed over to the customer, Jangsu Nuclear Power Corporation, on 25 December after two years of warranty operation.
Belgian regulator allows restart of Tihange 2
Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) has approved the restart of Tihange 2 after an inspection during a planned outage showed that hydrogen microbubbles in the walls of...
Sweden closes Ringhals 1
Unit 1 of Sweden’s Ringhals nuclear power plant was permanently shutdown on 31 December after 44 years of operation.
Containment tightness tests completes at Leningrad-II-1
Tests of the tightness of the inner containment of the reactor have been completed at unit 1 of the Leningrad-II nuclear power plant (also known as Leningrad 5), Aleksandr Belyaev,...
TVO to restart Olkiluoto 2 following cooling water incident
Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) expects unit 2 of its Olkiluoto nuclear plant to be reconnected to the Finnish grid later this week.
Barakah 1 achieves 100% rated capacity
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced on 7 December that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company had achieved 100% of the rated reactor...
OPG releases Climate Change Plan
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has released its Climate Change Plan that includes ambitious goals aimed at driving efficient, economy-wide decarbonisation and economic renewal,...
Japan’s Sendai 1 resumes operation
Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Co on 17 November restarted Sendai 1, an 890MWe pressurised water reactor (PWR), at its Sendai nuclear plant after completing the required upgrades to...
Hinkley Point B to be closed by 2022
EDF Energy said on 19 November that it will begin defuelling the Hinkley Point B nuclear power plant by no later than 15 July 2022 in preparation for decommissioning.
Belarus 1 restarts after transformer breakdown
Unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear power plant resumed operations on 19 November plant, and was reconnected to the grid after replacing some voltage transformers and testing thermal...
Barakah 1 reaches 80% power
Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the joint venture nuclear operations and maintenance subsidiary for the United Arab Emirates’ Barakah NPP, and Korea Electric Power Corporation...