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Swedish NPPs meet independent core cooling requirements
21 December, 2020
Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM- Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten) said...
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OPG defuels Darlington unit 3 in preparation for refurbishment
Friday, December 04, 2020 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has completed its defuelling campaign at Darlington 3 ahead of schedule, in preparation for the next phase of the Darlington Refurbishment Project.

Mochovce 2 restarts after power upgrade
Monday, November 09, 2020 by Unit 2 of Slovakia’s Mochovce nuclear power plant has restarted, following an upgrade, with its power increased from 470MWe to 500MWe, power utility Slovenské elektrárne said on 4 November.

Long outage planned for Armenian nuclear plant in 2021
Thursday, November 05, 2020 by The Armenian nuclear power plant in Metsamor will be under repair in 2021, which will last 140 days, according to the head of the Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC)...

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...

Russia’s NIIAR modernises SM-3 research reactor
Thursday, October 08, 2020 by Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) in Dimitrovgrad said on 7 October that it had completed modernisation of the core of the world's highest-flux research reactor, the...

Kansai Electric completes safety improvements at two nuclear plants
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co announced that safety improvement measures had been completed to enable extended operation for an additional 20 years of Mihama 3 and Takahama 1, both...

Eskom to install new steam generators at Koeberg
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by South African power utility Eskom said was on schedule to install six new steam generators at its Koeberg nuclear power plant in 2021. The first is already in transit and expected...

Europe to investigate concrete degradation
Monday, September 14, 2020 by A new European Union collaborative research project co-ordinated by Finland's VTT Technical Research Centre, seeks to improve the understanding of ageing and deterioration of such concrete.

Bruce Power and BWXT collaborate on life extension projects
Monday, September 14, 2020 by Bruce Power and BWXT Canada Ltd have announced that they are collaborating on several projects to advance the made-in-Ontario economic recovery programme, including an estimated...

Refurbishment work gets underway at Canada’s Darlington 3
Monday, September 07, 2020 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 3 September that work has begun on the refurbishment of the Candu reactor at unit 3 at the Darlington nuclear power plant.

Key life extension equipment delivered to Armenian NPP
Monday, September 07, 2020 by Equipment required for reactor pressure vessel annealing has been delivered to the Armenian nuclear power plant.

Power uprates for Slovakia’s Mohovce 1&2
Thursday, August 20, 2020 by Modernisation projects at units 1&2 of the Mohovce nuclear power plant in Slovakia should increase production by 450GWh a year, without higher fuel or personnel costs, power...

Armenia to use budget funds to complete upgrade of Metsamor nuclear plant
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by The Armenian government has decided to provide a loan worth AMD 63.2 billion ($131m) from the state budget to extend the operating life of unit 2 at the Armenian 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.

Armenia will use new funds to upgrade nuclear plant in face of pandemic delays
Monday, May 11, 2020 by Armenia will use new funds to upgrade nuclear plant in face of pandemic delays

More delays in restarting Japan’s Onagawa 2
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 by The completion of additional required safety measures at unit 2 of Japan’s Onagawa nuclear power plant in Miyagi Prefecture will not be completed until 2022/3, two years later...

Criticality achieved Canada’s Darlington 2 following refurb
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by Unit 2 at Ontario Power Generation's Darlington nuclear power plant has achieved first criticality following an extensive refurbishment.

OPG completes refurbishment of Darlington 2
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 by Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has completed refurbishment of unit 2 at its Darlington nuclear power plant.

Refurbishment of Darlington 2 almost complete
Thursday, March 12, 2020 by Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is preparing for two major milestones at the Darlington NPP refurbishment project – the restart of Darlington 2 and the beginning of...

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