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Norwegian, Belgian research centres enhance cooperation

Norwegian, Belgian research centres enhance cooperation

A framework cooperation agreement has been signed between Norway's Institute for Energy Technology and Belgium's Nuclear Research Centre, through which the two organisations will extend their collaboration on nuclear research and decommissioning.

Corporate 19 September 2018


Belgian government approves funding for Myrrha

Belgian government approves funding for Myrrha

Belgium's Council of Ministers has approved EUR558 million (USD646 million) in funding for the Myrrha accelerator-driven research reactor at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre's site in Mol.

New Nuclear 10 September 2018


Argentina, Belgium extend nuclear safety cooperation

Argentina, Belgium extend nuclear safety cooperation

A memorandum of understanding signed between Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA and Belgium's Nuclear Research Centre aims at extending cooperation on nuclear safety.

Regulation & Safety 06 July 2018


Belgian outages rescheduled for concrete checks

Belgian outages rescheduled for concrete checks

Tihange plant - 48Belgium's nuclear power plant operator Electrabel has revised the timetable for scheduled maintenance outages at three of its reactors to check for degradation of concrete in the ceilings of buildings housing back-up safety-related equipment. The extended outages will cost the company some EUR250 million (USD290 million).

Regulation & Safety 18 June 2018


Belgium and China award simulator contracts

Belgium and China award simulator contracts

Tihange 1 full scope simulator - 48Canada-based L3 MAPPS has been awarded a contract to upgrade the full scope operator training simulator it supplied for unit 1 of Belgium's Tihange nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, USA-based GSE Systems has been contracted to upgrade and provide simulators to Chinese reactors.

Corporate 17 May 2018


Belgium maintains nuclear phase-out policy

Belgium maintains nuclear phase-out policy

The Belgian government has approved a new "energy pact" that maintains the previous policy to phase out nuclear energy in the country by 2025. A draft bill on the new federal energy strategy will be submitted to the cabinet by the end of May.

Nuclear Policies 04 April 2018


IAEA concludes Belgian research reactor safety review

IAEA concludes Belgian research reactor safety review

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of nuclear safety experts has today completed a seven-day mission to review safety at the Belgian Research Reactor 2 (BR2). Requested by Belgium's regulatory body, the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control, the mission focused on ageing management and continued safe operation.

Regulation & Safety 14 November 2017


Belgian guarantee scheme is not state aid, says EC

Belgian guarantee scheme is not state aid, says EC

The planned Belgian state guarantee for nuclear operators that do not find sufficient civil liability coverage on private insurance markets does not involve state aid, the European Commission has concluded. The commission said the guarantee would improve compensation for potential victims without granting any advantage to operators.

Nuclear Policies 17 July 2017


Further agreements flow from AtomExpo

Further agreements flow from AtomExpo

More cooperation agreements and contracts have been signed by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and its subsidiaries during the IX AtomExpo International Forum it is hosting this week in Moscow. The latest agreements, with Asian and European companies, cover collaboration in a wide range of nuclear-related areas and beyond.

Corporate 21 June 2017


Belgian reactor vessels show no new inclusions

Belgian reactor vessels show no new inclusions

No new so-called hydrogen 'flakes' have been found in the reactor vessels of Belgium's Tihange 2 and Doel 3, a comparison of inspections carried out recently with those conducted in 2014 has shown. The country's nuclear regulator said there has also been no growth of previously detected flakes.

Regulation & Safety 16 June 2017