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Major renovation of Triga reactors completed
13 April, 2021
The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) said on...
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Russia’s Pevek to switch to closed heat supply from floating NPP
Thursday, April 08, 2021 by The town of Pevek in Russia’s Arctic Chukotka Autonomous District will switch to a closed heat supply system from the floating NPP Akademik Lomonosov by the end of 2021, according to...

Upgrading begins at Russia’s Beloyarsk 3 fast reactor
Thursday, April 01, 2021 by Russia’s ZiO-Podolsk (part Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) began manufacturing modules for evaporators for PGN-200M steam generators intended for...

India's credit line for Bangladesh covers nuclear projects,
Thursday, April 01, 2021 by India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on 27 March that New Delhi would be involved in the development of the transmission lines for the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant...

Upgrading begins at Slovakia’s Mohovce NPP
Thursday, April 01, 2021 by This year's series of general overhauls (GO) of the Mohovce NPP in Slovakia began on 27 March. The schedule envisages standard work, as well as implementation of large...

Bruce Power marks successful first year of MCR
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by Canada’s Bruce Power said on 24 February that it was celebrating a successful first year of its Major Component Replacement (MCR) project which began in January 2020 with the start of...

OPG subsidiary wins contract to support refurbishment of Romania’s Cernavoda 1 reactor
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by Laurentis Energy Partners, a subsidiary of Canada’s Ontario Power Generation. On 18 Fenruary announced a €3.156 million ($3.8m) contract award, through its subsidiary Canadian...

US NRC approves power uprate for Oconee
Tuesday, February 09, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved a request by Duke Energy Carolinas to increase by approximately 1.6% the reactor capacity of Oconee units 1, 2, & 3.

Energoatom marks life extension of Ukraine's Zaporozhye 5
Monday, February 01, 2021 by The design life of unit 5 at Ukraine’s Zaporozhye nuclear power plant has been extended by 10 years, nuclear utility Energoatom reported.

Major overhaul of Russia’s Balakovo 4 completed
Friday, January 29, 2021 by Storage pool racks have been replaced at unit 4 of Russia’s Balakovo NPP, after many years of work, the plant announced on 27 January.

Darlington 3 is ready for reactor disassembly
Thursday, January 21, 2021 by Canada’s Darlington Refurbishment Project has completed a significant milestone with the successful separation of the unit 3 reactor and its systems from the three remaining...

Swedish NPPs meet independent core cooling requirements
Monday, December 21, 2020 by Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM- Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten) said on 18 December that Forsmark and Ringhals nuclear power plants and OKG predominantly meet the conditions...

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.

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