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EU court rules on extended operation of Doel units

EU court rules on extended operation of Doel units

Units 1 and 2 of Belgium's Doel nuclear power plant can continue operating, even though a law extending their operation was adopted without the required environmental assessments or public consultation being carried out first, the European Court of Justice ruled today.

Regulation & Safety 29 July 2019


Belgian grid operator issues call to action

Belgian grid operator issues call to action

Belgium will need more capacity than previously forecast to cope with its planned nuclear exit and is not yet ready for any scenario, a new report by Belgian grid operator Elia has found. Meanwhile, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency has completed a review on the long-term operation of two of the country's nuclear power plants.

Nuclear Policies 02 July 2019


IAEA mission finds robust security regime in Belgium

IAEA mission finds robust security regime in Belgium

Belgium's nuclear security regime is robust, an international team of experts has concluded after a two-week follow-up review led by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 25 June 2019


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