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Darlington refurbishment remains on track
14 November, 2019
The first of 6,240 fuel bundles have been loaded into unit 2 at Ontario...
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Darlington refurbishment on schedule despite delays to work at unit 2
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by 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
Thursday, May 23, 2019 by 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
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by 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
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by 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
Monday, March 25, 2019 by 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
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by 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
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by 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
Thursday, March 07, 2019 by 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
Friday, February 08, 2019 by 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
Monday, February 04, 2019 by 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
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by 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...

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.

Russia provides regulatory documents for Armenian NPP
Monday, January 28, 2019 by Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) said on 21 January that it had completed the transfer of regulatory and technical documentation for...

Russia’s Novovoronezh 4 restarted after upgrades
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Unit 4 of Russia’s Novovoronezh nuclear plant, a VVER-440 reactor was brought to 100% of the rated capacity on 10 January after an extended overhaul and equipment modernisation...

Argentine’s Embalse nuclear plant restarts following life extension work
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Nucleoeléctrica Argentina announced on 4 January that the Embalse nuclear plant, a Candu 6 pressurised heavy water reactor, had returned to service following extensive...

Finance allocated to upgrade Olkiluoto 1&2
Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) on 17 December signed a 10-year €65 million ($74 million) loan agreement with the Nordic Investment Bank to finance safety system...

Upgrading continues at Armenian NPP
Friday, December 07, 2018 by Upgrading of unit 2 at the Armenian nuclear plant, scheduled to be carried out in 2018 and 2019 will increase the capacity of the plant by 10%, raising the average annual output to...

SNC-Lavalin bags Bruce tooling contract
Thursday, November 29, 2018 by Canada-based SNC-Lavalin and its joint venture partner Eclipse Automation have been awarded a $33 million production tooling contract to support Bruce Power’s fuel channel and...

Bruce MRC approved
Monday, November 26, 2018 by Bruce Power has been approved to begin its 13-year major component replacement (MCR) programme, beginning with unit 6 in January 2020.

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