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Spain’s Almaraz to operate until 2028
01 April, 2019
Iberdrola, Endesa and Naturgy, the owners of Spain’s Almaraz nuclear...
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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...

Canada’s Bruce Power increases production of radioactive cobalt
Thursday, September 06, 2018 by Canada’s Bruce Power NPP on 4 September placed medical-grade High Specific Activity (HSA) Cobalt rods into the unit 8 reactor during a planned maintenance inspection programme. All...

Bulgaria’s Kozloduy 6 to operate until 2051
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 by Unit Six of Bulgaria’s Kozloduy nuclear plant will operate until 2051 after Russia’s Rusatom Service (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) completed work to assess a life...

Candu Energy announces contracts from Bruce Power
Friday, May 11, 2018 by Candu Energy Inc, part of Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Group, announced on 7 May that it had been awarded $16m of contracts in the first three months of 2018 to support Bruce Power’s...

More cracks found at Hunterston B
Friday, May 04, 2018 by New cracks have been identified during a routine inspection in the core of unit 3 at the UK’s Hunterston B advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR). The unit is now expected to remain...

The US looks to 80-year plant life extensions
Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) is supporting a request by utilities to extend the life of some nuclear plants for up to 80 years, Bloomberg reported on 21 February, citing “an...

Licence extension plans for North Anna
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by US utility Dominion Energy has announced its intention to relicense North Anna Power Station in Virginia for an additional 20 years, as part of its strategy to maintain...

Licence renewal for US South Texas Project
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed the licence for the South Texas Project, a nuclear power plant near Bay City, for an additional 20 years.

NRG continues project on graphite ageing in AGRs
Thursday, September 14, 2017 by A new irradiation capsule for accelerated ageing of graphite, which is used in Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors (AGRs), has begun irradiation at NRG’s High Flux Reactor in Petten in...

Russia completes radwaste management survey at Armenian NPP
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 by Russia's Federal Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (FTSNRB) and Federal State Unitary Enterprise RADON (responsible for managing radioactive waste in Russia) have completed a...

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