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ČEZ invests in Dukovany upgrades
31 January, 2023
Czech power company ČEZ expects to invest more than CZK2.3bn ($104m) in...
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Finnish regulator approves licence extensions for Loviisa NPP
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK - Säteilyturvakeskus) has approved continued operation of Loviisa NPP units 1&2. STUK informed the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

Argentina seeks life extension for Atucha 1 as repairs continue at Atucha 2
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by Argentina’s nuclear utility, Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA (NA-SA), has launched a financial trust to support sustainable investment in two nuclear power projects. The investment made...

Krsko NPP gets environmental permit for life extension
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by Slovenia's Environmental Protection & Spatial Planning has issued a permit to extend the operating life of the Krsko NPP until 2043. The Krsko plant is co-owned by Croatia’s...

Belgium and Engie agree to extend operation of Doel 4 and Tihange 3
Thursday, January 12, 2023 by Belgium and French power utility Engie have agreed to extend the life of unit 4 at the Doel NPP and unit 3 at the Tihange NPP by 10 years. This “Heads of Terms and Commencement of...

Japan confirms nuclear policy change
Tuesday, January 03, 2023 by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government has decided to allow nuclear reactors to operate beyond their current limit of 60 years and to replace ageing facilities...

Hungary extends service life of Paks NPP reactors
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 by The Hungarian government has announced the extension of the operating life of four power units at the Paks NPP, which comprises four Soviet-supplied VVER-440 units. The Cabinet...

Tractebel to support life extension of Koeberg NPP
Wednesday, December 07, 2022 by Tractebel has said it will continue to provide engineering support to South African power company Eskom to help extend the operational life of the Koeberg NPP by 20 years, in line with...

Kansai Electric to seek life extension for Takahama 3&4
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co has said it will seek regulatory approval to extend the life of two pressurised water reactors (PWRs) at units 3&4 of its Takahama NPP in Fukui...

Japan considers NPP life extension
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (Meti) has presented a draft on NPP life extension to an expert panel. The draft explains the direction of the economy ministry’s...

US provides funding for Diablo Canyon NPP
Thursday, November 24, 2022 by The US Administration, through the Department of Energy (DOE), has announced the conditional selection of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in California to receive the first round of...

Hungary plans life extension for Paks NPP
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 by Attila Steiner, Secretary of State for Energy at Hungary’s Ministry of Technology & Industry, introduced a bill at a recent meeting of the state assembly...

German parliament approves NPP life extension
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 by Lawmakers in the German Bundestag (parliament) have voted to keep Germany's three remaining NPPs in operation until April 2023. Under Germany’s nuclear phase-out plan they were all due...

Japan considers life extension for reactors
Thursday, November 10, 2022 by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Meti) is considering extending the lifespan of NPPs beyond the current 60 years to ensure stable energy supplies.

Germany extends nuclear power use until April
Thursday, October 20, 2022 by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has ordered the country's three remaining nuclear power stations to continue operating until mid-April. Scholz’s order ends weeks of dispute within...

Possible life extension for UK’s Hartlepool and Heysham NPPs
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by France's EDF has said it will review whether there is a case to keep open the Hartlepool and Heysham 1 NPPs in the UK beyond their current expected closure date in 2024.

Germany extends operation of two NPPs
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by Germany’s Federal Minister for Economics & Climate Protection, Robert Habeck, says he expects to have to extend the lifespans of two NPPs - Neckarwestheim 2 (operated by...

Refurbishment of Russia’s BN-600 gets underway
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 by JSC ZiO-Podolsk (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering Atomenergomash) has manufactured and shipped to unit 3 of the Beloyarsk NPP the fifth module of the evaporator for the...

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...

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