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Armenia to extend nuclear plant service beyond 2026
18 January, 2021
Armenia plans to extend the service life of its nuclear power plant...
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Zaporozhye 5 licensed to operate until 2030
Friday, January 08, 2021 by Ukraine’s nuclear utility, Energoatom, on 5 January received a licence from the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU), which recognised the feasibility of...

EDF adjusts the cost of its nuclear fleet upgrades
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 by EDF has announced that it is adjusting its the Grand Carénage programme, which runs from 2014 to 2025, and aims at enhancing reactor safety and continuing nuclear fleet operations...

Jacobs to lead EU programme investigating material fatigue in nuclear plant
Friday, October 16, 2020 by US-based Jacobs has been selected to lead an international consortium whose cutting-edge research could lead to extensions in the operational life of nuclear power plants worldwide.

Tecnatom wins services contract with Krsko NPP
Thursday, October 08, 2020 by Spain’s Tecnatom said on 5 October that the Krško NPP in Slovenia had awarded it a new engineering services contract, in this case for the use of non-destructive testing (NDT)...

IAEA concludes long term operational safety review at Ringhals
Monday, September 21, 2020 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (SALTO) follow-up review mission on 18 September completed a review of long term operational safety...

Spain extends NPP operation for the last time
Friday, July 31, 2020 by Spain’s Ministry for Ecological Transition on 25 July extended the operating licence for units 1&2 at the Almaraz NPP in Cáceres and also for the Vandellós II plant in Tarragona, in...

WNA releases position paper on long-term operation
Friday, July 03, 2020 by The World Nuclear Association (WNA) has released a new technical position paper on “The Enduring Value of Nuclear Energy Assets”.

Rosatom considers life extension for BN-600 fast reactor to 2040
Monday, June 22, 2020 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 18 June received project documentation relating to life extension beyond 2025 for unit 3 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant.

Refurbishment of Canada’s Darlington 2 completed
Monday, June 08, 2020 by After more than a decade of planning and three years of safe, quality work, unit 2 at Canada’s Darlington nuclear power plant has been reconnected to Ontario’s electricity grid.

Life extension approve for Spain’s Almaraz nuclear plant
Friday, May 15, 2020 by Spain’s Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) has authorised the operation of the Almaraz nuclear power plant until October 2028, establishing 13 limits and conditions.

Russia’s Beloyarsk 3 licensed for five more years
Friday, April 03, 2020 by Unit 3 of Russia’s Beloyarsk nuclear plant has received a licence to operate the BN-600 fast reactor for another five years.

Armenia considers further life extension for Metsamor
Monday, March 02, 2020 by The new strategy for energy in Armenia to 2040 will require the extension of the Armenian nuclear power plant's operating life beyond 2026, a government official has said.

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...

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