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WNA releases position paper on long-term operation
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...