Related Topic: Operation And Maintenance

Genkai 2 to be decommissioned

Genkai 2 to be decommissioned

Kyushu Electric Power Company today announced its decision not to restart unit 2 at its Genkai nuclear power plant in Japan's Saga prefecture. The unit becomes the tenth operable Japanese reactor to be declared for decommissioning since the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

Corporate 13 February 2019


Fuel loading underway at new South Korean reactor

Fuel loading underway at new South Korean reactor

A ceremony has been held to mark the loading of the first fuel into unit 4 at South Korea's Shin Kori nuclear power plant. The country's nuclear regulator gave Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power permission to start up the APR1400 unit on 1 February.

New Nuclear 11 February 2019


US nuclear plants operate through polar vortex

US nuclear plants operate through polar vortex

Exelon has thanked its employees for "braving the cold" to keep its nuclear power plants in Illinois, New Jersey and New York operating at full power as extreme weather conditions hit the USA last week.

Corporate 04 February 2019


Second Korean APR1400 unit cleared for start up

Second Korean APR1400 unit cleared for start up

South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission today gave Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power permission to begin operation of unit 4 at the Shin Kori nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 01 February 2019


Electrabel cleared for restart of Doel 2

Electrabel cleared for restart of Doel 2

Belgium's regulatory body, the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control, has approved the restart of unit 2 of the Doel plant following repairs to a corroded pipeline in a safety cooling water circuit. Repairs to the same pipeline in Doel 1 continue.

Regulation & Safety 28 January 2019


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Ascó and Vandellós plants

IAEA reviews long-term safety of Ascó and Vandellós plants

A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts has completed a Pre-SALTO (Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation) review at Spain's Ascó and Vandellós nuclear power plants.

Regulation & Safety 25 January 2019


Flamanville EPR hot tests to start next month

Flamanville EPR hot tests to start next month

Hot functional testing of the Flamanville EPR in France, which had been scheduled to start before the end of 2018, will now begin in February, EDF said yesterday. The loading of fuel into the 1650 MWe pressurised water reactor is still expected by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 22 January 2019


Fourth Chinese AP1000 enters commercial operation

Fourth Chinese AP1000 enters commercial operation

Unit 2 of the Haiyang nuclear power plant in China's Shandong province has completed 168 hours of full-power continuous operation and is now deemed to be in commercial operation. It becomes the fourth AP1000 unit in China to reach the milestone.

New Nuclear 09 January 2019


Kaiga 1 completes record-breaking run

Kaiga 1 completes record-breaking run

Unit 1 of India's Kaiga nuclear power plant was taken offline on 31 December having completed a record 962 unbroken days of operation since 13 May 2016.

Corporate 02 January 2019


Fourth Tianwan unit enters commercial operation

Fourth Tianwan unit enters commercial operation

Unit 4 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province has entered commercial operation after completing demonstration operation at nominal capacity for 100 hours.

New Nuclear 27 December 2018