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First EPR enters commercial operation

First EPR enters commercial operation

Unit 1 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in Guangdong province has completed all commissioning work and is qualified for commercial operation, China General Nuclear announced yesterday. It becomes the first EPR reactor to reach the milestone.

New Nuclear 14 December 2018


Framatome completes Forsmark I&C upgrade

Framatome completes Forsmark I&C upgrade

France's Framatome has completed a project to upgrade the safety instrumentation and control (I&C) system of unit 3 at the Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden.

Corporate 13 December 2018


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Armenian plant

IAEA reviews long-term safety of Armenian plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has completed a review of long-term operational safety at the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant at Metsamor.

Regulation & Safety 12 December 2018


Indian reactor sets new world record

Indian reactor sets new world record

Kaiga unit 1 has set a new world record for continuous operation of a nuclear power reactor of any type. The pressurised heavy water reactor has now completed 941 unbroken days of operation since 13 May 2016.

Corporate 11 December 2018


European bank loan for Slovak investments

European bank loan for Slovak investments

The European Investment Bank has announced a EUR60 million (USD68 million) loan to utility Slovenské Elektrárne to finance investments in nuclear safety at Slovakia's existing Bohunice and Mochovce nuclear power plants.

Corporate 11 December 2018


First Taiwanese reactor to enter decommissioning

First Taiwanese reactor to enter decommissioning

Taiwan Power Company said it plans to decommission unit 1 of its Chinshan nuclear power plant following the expiration of the reactor's operating licence today after 40 years of operation.

Waste & Recycling 05 December 2018


New delay in start-up of Finnish EPR

New delay in start-up of Finnish EPR

The start of regular electricity generation at the Olkiluoto 3 EPR has been pushed back by a further four months and is now expected to begin in January 2020, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj announced today.

New Nuclear 29 November 2018


Rosatom launches annealing technology for VVER-1000 units

Rosatom launches annealing technology for VVER-1000 units

Rosatom announced yesterday it has extended the service life of unit 1 of its Balakovo nuclear power plant in the Saratov region of Russia by using thermal annealing on the VVER-1000's reactor pressure vessel.

Corporate 27 November 2018


EDF to assist with Barakah operation and maintenance

EDF to assist with Barakah operation and maintenance

EDF is to provide services to support Nawah Energy Company in the operation and maintenance of the United Arab Emirates' four-unit Barakah nuclear power plant under a long-term framework agreement signed this week.

Corporate 23 November 2018


Bruce 6 refurbishment good for January 2020 start

Bruce 6 refurbishment good for January 2020 start

Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator has verified Bruce Power's final cost estimate for refurbishment of the first of six units at the Bruce nuclear power plant and confirmed that the price of power will be lower than originally estimated. The IESO's approval means the Major Component Replacement project at Bruce unit 6 can begin as planned in January 2020.

Corporate 23 November 2018