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Wolsong 1 simulator to be repurposed for use at unit 3

Wolsong 1 simulator to be repurposed for use at unit 3

Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power has contracted L3 MAPPS to repurpose the full-scope simulator for unit 1 of its Wolsong nuclear power plant for training operators at Wolsong unit 3. Wolsong 1 is scheduled to be shut down by 2022.

Corporate 17 January 2019


Embalse plant all set for another 30 years

Embalse plant all set for another 30 years

The Embalse nuclear power plant in Argentina has returned to service for another 30 years of operation following completion of upgrade work, Nucleoel├ęctrica Argentina announced on 4 January.

Corporate 07 January 2019


TVO agrees loan for Olkiluoto safety upgrades

TVO agrees loan for Olkiluoto safety upgrades

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has signed a ten-year EUR65 million (USD74 million) loan agreement with the Nordic Investment Bank to finance safety system upgrades at units 1 and 2 of its Olkiluoto nuclear power plant.

Corporate 18 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


Novovoronezh unit 4 completes upgrade

Novovoronezh unit 4 completes upgrade

Loading of nuclear fuel into unit 4 of the Novovoronezh nuclear power plant in Russia has been completed. The procedure is part of large-scale modernisation work on the VVER-440 reactor.

Regulation & Safety 12 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


Bruce and Framatome sign CAD18.7 million MoU

Bruce and Framatome sign CAD18.7 million MoU

Bruce Power and Framatome have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on innovative modernisations for the Bruce A and Bruce B power plants as part of the Canadian facility's Life Extension Programme.

Corporate 03 December 2018


Contract for Bruce component replacement tools

Contract for Bruce component replacement tools

SNC-Lavalin and its joint venture partner Eclipse Automation Inc have been awarded a CAD33 million (USD25 million) contract to produce tools to support Bruce Power's fuel channel and feeder replacement project.

Corporate 28 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


Investment needed to maintain nuclear's key role, says IEA

Investment needed to maintain nuclear's key role, says IEA

A lack of investment in extending the operating periods of existing reactors and the construction of new ones could have "major implications" for the security of electricity supply and achieving environmental targets, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned.

Energy & Environment 13 November 2018