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Russia puts back power supply dates for new reactors

New Nuclear

28 July 2015

Russia's Market Council has approved the postponement of power supply agreements for new nuclear reactors in line with changes to their commissioning dates. During a visit to the construction site of Leningrad II, Rosatom head Sergey Kirienko said this meant the contract for the first unit of that plant would thus take effect on 1 January 2018.

South Korean reactor enters commercial operation

New Nuclear

24 July 2015

Shin Wolsong units 1 and 2 - 48The completion of all commissioning tests and government approval to operate at full power marks the start of commercial operation at unit 2 of Korea's Shin Wolsong nuclear power plant.

Partners agree on life extension for Krško


21 July 2015

Krsko plant - 48The operating life of the Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia will be extended by 20 years following an agreement between Slovenia and neighbouring Croatia, which jointly own the plant. It was also agreed that a dry storage facility for used fuel will be built at the site.

Japan two weeks from return to nuclear power

Regulation and Safety

27 July 2015

Kyushu Electric Power Company plans to apply to regulators for the final 'applied safety inspection' of Sendai 1 on 3 August. This check is expected to take one week, making 10 August a potential start-up date.

First criticality for Fuqing 2

New Nuclear

23 July 2015

Fuqing 2 first criticality - 48Unit 2 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has achieved a sustained chain reaction for the first time. The reactor is expected to enter commercial operation later this year.

Contract for Embalse simulator upgrade


17 July 2015

Embalse simulator - 48The full-scope simulator at Argentina's single-unit Embalse nuclear power plant is to be upgraded by Canada-based L-3 MAPPS under a contract signed with Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA.