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Armenia considers further life extension for Metsamor
02 March, 2020
The new strategy for energy in Armenia to 2040 will require the extension...
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US and Brazil agree nuclear cooperation
Thursday, February 06, 2020 by Brazil and the USA on 3 February signed agreements on extending the operation and generating capacity of unit 1 at the Angra nuclear power plant, as well as for cooperation in new...

SNC-Lavalin wins four KHNP contracts
Thursday, February 06, 2020 by Canada’s Candu Energy, a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin, had been awarded four contracts by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) worth approximately CAD22 million ($16m).

Step toward licence extension for Peach Bottom nuclear plant
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 27 January approved plans for Exelon Generation Company to operate units 2&3 at its Peach Bottom nuclear plant in Pennsylvania for...

Bruce Power begins Major Component Replacement at unit 6
Friday, January 24, 2020 by Canadian utility Bruce Power said on 20 January that it is beginning the execution phase of its first Major Component Replacement (MCR) project. The Operations team at the Bruce B...

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...

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