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Vattenfall extends outage of Sweden’s Ringhals 4
16 September, 2022
Swedish utility Vattenfall has delayed the restart of unit 4 at the...
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Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 reconnected to the grid
Thursday, September 01, 2022 by The EPR reactor at unit 3 at Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP (OL3) was reconnected to the national grid on 29 August following an 11-hour outage caused by a measurement error in a...

China restarts Taishan 1 after a year of repairs
Thursday, August 18, 2022 by Unit 1 at China’s Taishan NPP in Guangdong province - the world's first operating EPR reactor – has been reconnected to the grid, China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) said in a...

Olkiluoto 3 restarts following repairs
Thursday, August 11, 2022 by The maintenance and repair work on the turbine side of the EPR reactor at unit 3 of the Olkiluoto NPP has been completed, according to plant owner-operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj...

France to increase monitoring of EDF’s NPPs
Thursday, July 28, 2022 by France is to intensify monitoring of EDF's power reactors to ensure there is sufficient electricity production for next winter, an Energy Ministry official has told Reuters....

Olkiluoto 1 restarts operation
Thursday, July 21, 2022 by A damaged fuel element was removed from the reactor at unit 1 of Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP during maintenance lasting about a week and replaced with a new one, plant operator...

Jacobs awarded contract extension to support UK Net-Zero transition
Thursday, June 16, 2022 by US-based Jacobs has been awarded a two-year extension to its Stations Services Agreement (SSA) with EDF Nuclear Generation (EDF), operator of the UK's NPPs. This includes supporting...

Olkiluoto NPP trials fuel assemblies with 3D-printed components
Thursday, June 16, 2022 by During the refuelling outage at unit 2 of Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP, two fuel assemblies with 3D-printed foreign strainers were introduced into the reactor, plant...

Canada’s Bruce A units closed for vacuum building outage
Thursday, May 12, 2022 by Canada’s Bruce Power’s Bruce A generating station closed all four operating units (1-4) on 9 May for its planned vacuum building outage (VBO).

Belarus 1 closed for maintenance as unit 2 prepares for start-up
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Unit 1 at the Belarusian NPP was put into scheduled preventive maintenance and partial refuelling on 27 April. As part of the planned work, the reactor plant equipment will be...

Unit 2 starts up at Barakah NPP
Thursday, September 02, 2021 by The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) announced on 27 August that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) had successfully started up unit 2...

Westinghouse announces contract extensions
Monday, July 26, 2021 by Westinghouse Electric Company said that it has been awarded several integrated outage and refuelling service contract extensions from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

UAE’s Nawah signs OEM support agreement with Westinghouse
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 by The UAE’s Nawah Energy Company, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (Enec’s) joint venture nuclear operations and maintenance subsidiary, on 12 July signed a five-year...

Iran restarts Bushehr nuclear power plant as diplomacy continues in Vienna
Tuesday, July 06, 2021 by Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant resumed operations on 3 July following its shutdown on 20 June for repair and maintenance following a “technical problem”.

Framatome to provide engineering services to UAE
Monday, July 05, 2021 by Nawah Energy Company, the subsidiary created by joint venture partners Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) to operate and maintain...

Ikata 3 to resume operation in October
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Co said on 16 June that it planned to restart unit 3 at its Ikata NPP in Ehime Prefecture later this year following a decision by a high court in...

US Advanced Test Reactor closed for 10-year overhaul
Thursday, May 27, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) said on 24 May that its Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) would be shut down for a major overhaul. The ATR will shut...

Kalinin NPP specialists modernise containment monitoring system
Thursday, May 20, 2021 by During the recent scheduled outage of unit 3 at Russia’s Kalinin NPP, specialists began to modernise the containment monitoring system (CMS) of the reactor compartment, the plant said...

GE Hitachi and GE Digital introduce digital NPP outage planning solution
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and GE Digital on 11 May announced the introduction of Outage Planning and Analytics (OPA), a digital solution to help NPP operators...

US Browns Ferry 2 resumes operation
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by US Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) said unit 2 of its Browns Ferry NPP in Alabama had resumed operation on 22 April, following the completion of a scheduled maintenance and...

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