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Armenia will use new funds to upgrade nuclear plant in face of pandemic delays
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More delays in restarting Japan’s Onagawa 2
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
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
Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has completed refurbishment of unit 2 at its Darlington nuclear power plant.
Refurbishment of Darlington 2 almost complete
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...
Beloyarsk BN-600 prepares for life extension
The BN-600 fast reactor at unit 3 of Russia’s Beloyarsk nuclear power plant was shut down on 2 March for scheduled maintenance and refuelling.
TVA awards contracts to Framatome
France’s Framatome has signed multimillion-dollar contracts with the US Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for work across the company’s reactor fleet.
Candu Energy wins contracts for Bruce refurbishment
Canada’s Candu Energy, a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin, has been awarded three contracts with a combined value of CAD$34 million ($26 million) from Bruce Power for projects in support of...
Darlington refurbishment remains on track
The first of 6,240 fuel bundles have been loaded into unit 2 at Ontario Power Generation's (OPG’s) Darlington NPP, the company said on 12 November. Darlington 2 is the first of the...
Darlington refurbishment on schedule despite delays to work at unit 2
The latest performance update by Canada’s OPG on the refurbishment of the Darlington nuclear plant said final construction work on the unit 2 reactor is underway but the return of...
Refurb complete at India's Kakrapar 1
Unit 1 at India's Kakrapar nuclear power plant, a 220MW PHWR, achieved first criticality on 19 May after completing modernisation and refurbishment works three months ahead of schedule.
China uprates Qinshan 1
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced that China’s oldest power reactor, unit 1 at the Qinshan NPP, has been uprated to 350 MWe (net) from its original 300 MWe. Qinshan 1,...
Reactor core rebuilt at Canada’s Darlington 2
The reactor core at unit 2 of Canada’s Darlington NPP has now been rebuilt, owner and operator Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced on 16 April marking the installation of all...
IAEA reviews long term operation of Mexico’s Laguna Verde
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (SALTO) review mission has completed a review of long-term operational safety at Mexico’s Laguna...
New contracts for Canada’s Kinetrics
Canadian company Kinectrics has been awarded two major contracts by Romania’s Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica, the owner/operator of the Cernavoda nuclear plant.
New steam generator delivered to France’s Gravelines 5
The first of three new replacement steam generators was delivered for installation at unit 5 of France’s Gravelines nuclear plant on 13 March.
Browns Ferry 2 taken offline for power uprate
Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry 2, a 1155MW boiling water reactor (BWR), was taken offline on 2 March to start a scheduled refuelling outage and complete an extended...
Restart of Kansai’s ageing reactors is delayed
Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Company said on 4 February that the restart of three ageing reactors at its Takahama nuclear plant (units 1 and 2) and Mihama 3, both in Fukui...
Bruce Power signs supplier agreement with First Nation company
Canada’s Bruce Power on 25 January signed a supplier agreement with the Makwa-Tron joint venture (JV) to provide construction services as part of its ongoing investment programme.
South Korea seeks collaboration on refurbishment of Romanian NPPs
South Korea's Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) said on 25 January that it had signed an agreement with US-based engineering firm Sargent & Lundy to collaborate on renovation projects...