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France’s CERAP to provide technical services for Barakah
Nawah Energy Company (part the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation - ENEC) has signed an agreement with France’s CERAP SA to provide technical services to support refuelling outages...
Finnish Ministry submits informed conclusion on possible Loviisa life extension
Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEE) on 14 January released its informed conclusion on the environmental impact assessment report of Fortum Power and...
Belgian regulator provisionally approves life extension for two reactors
Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) has provisionally approved life extension for Tihange 3 and Doel 4 if this is necessary to ensure energy security.
Pre-operational tests continue at OL3
During the trial operation phase of the EPR reactor at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear power plant, an unplanned reactor trip occurred on 14 January, owner-operator power...
UK’s Heysham 2 and Torness nuclear plants to close early
EDF Energy has confirmed a change to the expected end of generation dates for two of its UK nuclear units - Heysham 2, in Lancashire, and Torness, in East Lothian (Scotland).
France expects new nuclear reactors to begin operation in 2035-37
The French government expects plans for new nuclear reactors should be submitted around 2023 with a target date of 2035-37 for the reactors to go online, Berangere Abba, Secretary...
Final shutdown for UK’s Hunterston B
The Unit B2 (Reactor 4) of the Hunterston NPP in North Ayrshire, Scotland, was permanently shut down on 7 January after generating electricity for 46 years.
Russian nuclear plants announce new electricity generation record
Russia’s nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of Rosatom) said on 2 January that Russian nuclear power plants had begun 2022 with a new electricity generation record of 222.436TWh in 2021.
Pakistan completes fuel loading at Karachi 3
Pakistan on 31 December completed loading fuel into unit 3 of the Karachi nuclear power plant after getting formal approval from Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA).
Germany closes three of its six remaining nuclear reactors
Germany shut down three nuclear power plants on 31 December, as part of its phaseout of nuclear energy.
Belgium to close nuclear plants by 2025 but supports SMR development
Belgium's government said on 23 December that it expected to close down all its nuclear power plants by 2025 but would continue to invest in future technologies, in particular...
Russia permanently closes down Kursk 1
After 45 years of operation, unit 1 at Russia’s Kursk nuclear power plant was permanently shut down on 19 December.
Shikoku Electric restarts Ikata 3
Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Co restarted unit 3 at the Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture on 2 December.
IAEA mission sees safety commitment by Russia’s Kalinin nuclear plant
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) team said the operator of Russia’s Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) had demonstrated a commitment...
UK’s Hunterston B reactor 3 closes after 46 years
The UK’s Hunterston B1 (Reactor 3) was permanently closed down on 26 November, marking the end of 46 years of operation for this 490MWe advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR).
Second phase of China’s Haiyang nuclear heating project begins operation
The second phase of the nuclear energy heating project in Haiyang city, East China's Shandong Province has begun operation, Global Times reported.
IAEA mission sees significant improvement in Russia’s operational safety
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) team said that Russia nuclear utility Rosenergoatom had strengthened operational safety by...
IAEA concludes long term operational safety review at Forsmark
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (Salto) team of experts has completed a review of long term operational safety of unit 1 and 2 at...
Talen to build substations to supply new data centre
US-based Talen Energy has selected Linxon to deliver three greenfield substations for their Cumulus Data Centre Project in Salem Township Pennsylvania.