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Refurbishment of Russia’s BN-600 gets underway
20 September, 2022
JSC ZiO-Podolsk (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering Atomenergomash)...
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Southern Nuclear notifies US regulator of plans to relicense Hatch NPP
Tuesday, September 06, 2022 by US Southern Company subsidiary, Southern Nuclear, has notified the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its intent to seek subsequent licence renewal (SLR) for both units at the Edwin...

California extends the life of Diablo Canyon NPP
Tuesday, September 06, 2022 by California lawmakers have voted to extend the operating life of the state's only nuclear power plant at Diablo Canyon. The proposal passed by the legislature could keep open the...

Mexico's Laguna Verde NPP unit 2 receives operating licence extension
Thursday, September 01, 2022 by Mexico's Secretary of Energy (Sener) Rocío Nahle García has granted the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE – Federal Electricity Commission) renewal of the operating licence for unit...

E.On not prepared for continued operation of NPPs
Friday, August 12, 2022 by German energy company E.On had not planned to continue operation of its Isar 2 NPP in Lower Bavaria, but has indicated that it is ready to discuss the possibility. At the beginning of...

SNC-Lavalin supports life extension of China’s Qinshan reactors
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 by Candu Energy, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has announced that it is engaged in pre-project design and engineering work with the Third Qinshan Nuclear Power Company Limited...

South African regulator receives safety case for Koeberg life extension
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 by South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has confirmed that power utility Eskom had submitted the safety case in support of its application to extend the operational life of...

Romania’s Nuclearelectrica selects Candu Energy to support Cernavoda refurbishment
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 by Candu Energy, part of Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Group, has been selected by Romanian nuclear utility Nuclearelectrica SA (SNN), operator of the Cernavoda NPP, to conduct design and...

Belgium and Electrabel sign letter of intent on life extension of NPPs
Monday, July 25, 2022 by The Belgian government and French utility group Engie's subsidiary Electrabel have signed a "non-binding letter of intent" to extend the use of nuclear power by 10 years and plan...

Germany considers extending life of nuclear plants
Thursday, July 21, 2022 by Germany may extend the life of its three remaining nuclear power plants, the Economy Ministry has said, as public support increases in the face of growing energy shortages. The...

No life extension for Belgium’s Doel 3 and Tihange 2
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 by Operations at unit 2 of Belgium’s Tihange NPP and unit 3 of the Doel NPP cannot be extended for technical and safety reasons, owner/operator Engie Electrabel has said. Belgium...

Life extension for Russia’s BN600 fast reactor
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by Beloyarsk NPP is to replace 24 steam generator modules to prepare for the life extension of the BN-600 sodium-cooled fast reactor at unit 3 beyond 2025. This extensive work will...

IAEA reviews NRG’s management of ageing High Flux Reactor
Friday, July 08, 2022 by A team of seven international experts, on behalf of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), recently visited NRG's High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten, the Netherlands. The aim...

Nucleoeléctrica Argentina signs agreement for long-term operation of the Atucha I
Thursday, July 07, 2022 by Nucleoeléctrica Argentina has signed the Licensing Framework Agreement for long-term operation of unit 1 at the Atucha NPP, a fundamental requirement for the life extension project...

US DOE revises eligibility for civil nuclear credit programme
Tuesday, July 05, 2022 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has recently announced an amendment to the Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) Program Guidance for the currently open award cycle. To incorporate these...

Ten-year extension for Canada’s Point Lepreau NPP
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has announced that a 10-year Power Reactor Operating Licence had been granted to NB Power for the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating...

Temelin 2 receives permit for extended operation
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 by Czech power company ČEZ said on 27 May that it had received a permit for further operation of unit 2 of the Temelín Nuclear Power Plant from the State Office for Nuclear Safety...

SNC-Lavalin to upgrade Romania’s Cernavoda 1
Thursday, May 26, 2022 by Candu Energy, part of Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Group, has been chosen by Romanian nuclear utility Nuclearelectrica SA (SNN), operator of the Cernavoda NPP, to conduct optimisation work on...

Framatome contracted for reactor vessel mitigation at US NPPs
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 by France’s Framatome has been awarded a contract to perform a specialised reactor vessel mitigation technique on four NPPs in the USA. The process, called cavitation peening, extends...

EDF confirms reactor corrosion
Thursday, May 12, 2022 by Nuclear output in France amounted to 91.7TWh - 7.5TWh less than over the same period in 2021, due to lower availability of the nuclear fleet, mainly in relation to the impact of...

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