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Bruce Power begins Major Component Replacement at unit 6
24 January, 2020
Canadian utility Bruce Power said on 20 January that it is beginning...
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Russia’s Bilibino 2 licensed to operate until 2025
Monday, December 30, 2019 by Russia’s Rostekhnadzor on 27 December issued a licence to the Bilibino nuclear power plant for the extended operation of unit 2 until 31 December 2025.

Russia’s Kola 2 licensed to operate until 2034
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Kola NPP on 20 December received a licence from the Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision (Rostekhnadzor) allowing it to operate...

Russia’s Kola 2 in final stages of second life extension
Thursday, November 14, 2019 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Kola NPP was shut down on 12 November to undergo the final phase of a large-scale modernisation programme to extend its life to 2034. Kola NPP is a branch of...

Cernavoda contract key step towards life extension
Thursday, October 31, 2019 by Candu Energy Inc. and its consortium partner Ansaldo Nucleare have been awarded contract by Romania's Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica (SNN) to provide condition...

Kozloduy 6 licensed to operate for another ten years
Thursday, October 03, 2019 by Bulgaria’s Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRA) has granted a ten-year extension to the operating licence of unit 6 at the Kozloduy nuclear plant.

IAEA completes review at Koeberg
Friday, September 20, 2019 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (Pre-Salto) team of experts on 11 September completed a review of long term operational safety at...

IAEA Salto team reviews Sweden’s Forsmark
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (Salto) team has completed a review of long term operational safety at units 1 and 2 of the...

US Xcel seeks continued operation of its NPPs
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by US utility Xcel Energy on 20 May announced plans for its last two remaining coal-fired power plants in Upper Midwest region of the USA to retire 10 years earlier than planned...

Spain’s Almaraz to operate until 2028
Monday, April 01, 2019 by Iberdrola, Endesa and Naturgy, the owners of Spain’s Almaraz nuclear plant, agreed on 22 March to request the renewal of the operating licence for the two-unit plant, which expires...

Cavendish contracted by EDF to support two UK NPPs
Friday, February 15, 2019 by Cavendish Nuclear has announced a 10-year contract with EDF Energy to sustain critical infrastructure at two UK NPPs following a strategic partnering agreement between Cavendish...

Life extension work begins at Russia’s Kola 2
Monday, January 28, 2019 by Unit 2 at Russia’s Kola nuclear plant was disconnected from the grid on 21 January for an extended outage to prepare for a 15-year operating life extension.

Framatome wins safety contract from Bruce Power
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 by Canada’s Bruce Power and France’s Framatome on 30 November signed a CAD18.7 million ($14.2 million) memorandum of understanding for safety-related updates for Bruce Power's...

Russia uses new annealing technology to extend the life of a VVER-1000
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom revealed it has extended the service life of unit 1 of the Balakovo NPP for 15 years by applying thermal annealing to the VVER-1000's...

Milestone achieved for Canada’s Darlington NPP refurbishment
Friday, November 09, 2018 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 8 November that refurbishment of its Darlington NPP had achieved another milestone with completion of calandria tube installation at unit 2....

Japan’s regulator approves life extension for Tokai II
Thursday, November 08, 2018 by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 7 November approved an extension of operations for the 40-year-old unit II reactor at Japan Atomic Power Co’s (JAPC’s) Tokai NPP in...

Life extension for Ukraine’s Zaporozhye 4
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has approved a ten-year extension of the operating licence for unit 4 of Ukraine’s Zaporozhye nuclear plant. The unit can now...

French regulator expected to rule on life extension
Thursday, October 11, 2018 by France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) said on 8 October that it would issue by the end of 2020 its much-delayed generic ruling on the life extension of EDF’s nuclear plants.

Fessenheim shutdown no longer linked to Flamanville 3
Friday, October 05, 2018 by French Ecology Minister Francois de Rugy said on 4 October that the closure of France’s oldest nuclear plant at Fessenheim was not conditional on the startup of the Flamanville 3 EPR...

New test facility launched to support Bruce Power refurbishment
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Canada’s ATS Automation Tooling Systems (ATS) and Bruce Power on 12 September formally launched the opening of the Major Component Replacement (MCR) Integration testing facility at...

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