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Engie forecasts Belgian plant availability for 2019-2021

Engie forecasts Belgian plant availability for 2019-2021

The availability of Engie's Belgian nuclear power plants will rise to 78% this year, from 52% last year, according to its 2018 financial statement released yesterday. That percentage is expected to increase to 79% in 2020 and 93% in 2021, it added.

Corporate 01 March 2019


Licence resubmitted for Belgian repository

Licence resubmitted for Belgian repository

Ondraf/Niras, the Belgian agency for the management of radioactive waste, yesterday submitted a completed licence application for the construction of a low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste disposal facility at Dessel.

Waste & Recycling 06 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


Belgium to recycle residues from isotope production

Belgium to recycle residues from isotope production

Belgium's Nuclear Research Centre and the Institut National des Radioéléments are to collaborate on a project to recycle highly radioactive residues resulting from the production of radioisotopes for medical purposes.

Waste & Recycling 03 January 2019


Crane technology for nuclear construction projects

Crane technology for nuclear construction projects

Sarens has unveiled the world's largest crane which will be used for all major lifting at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, England. Meanwhile, PaR Systems will make a crane for NuScale's small modular reactor in Idaho, USA.

New Nuclear 20 November 2018


Belgium, China to cooperate in nuclear energy

Belgium, China to cooperate in nuclear energy

China and Belgium have signed a framework agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The agreement was one of several accords signed in Brussels yesterday during a meeting between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.

Nuclear Policies 18 October 2018


Outages extended at Belgian plants

Outages extended at Belgian plants

Scheduled outages at Belgium's Tihange 2 and 3 have been further extended while concrete degradation issues in adjacent non-nuclear buildings are addressed, operator Electrabel has announced.

Regulation & Safety 24 September 2018


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