Operation and maintenance rss

Nuclenor fined for early Garoña closure

Corporate

18 July 2014

Garona (Nuclenor) 65x48The operator of Spain's Garoña nuclear power plant, Nuclenor, has been fined €18.4 million ($24.9 million) by the country's financial regulator for shutting down the plant six months earlier than originally authorized.

Enel's Slovakian interests for sale

Corporate

11 July 2014

Italian utility Enel has launched a program to sell its holdings in Slovakia and Romania including its 66% stake in Slovakian utility and nuclear operator Slovenské Elektrárne.

White finding for Wolf Creek violation

Regulation and Safety

04 July 2014

Wolf_Creek_(NRC)_48A software error at the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant that would have overestimated iodine emissions in the event of an accident was of low to moderate safety significance, US regulators have ruled. The error went uncorrected for over a year.

CB&I, CNNC extend cooperation

Corporate

17 July 2014

US energy infrastructure company CB&I has increased its cooperation with the Chinese nuclear industry by signing a memorandum of understanding with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). The agreement will see them cooperate on the development of nuclear power plants.

EU updates its nuclear safety rules

Regulation and Safety

08 July 2014

National nuclear safety regulators will have more independence and a new peer-review system under an amended EU Nuclear Safety Directive which was approved today.

Russia grants ten-year life extension to Kalinin 1

Regulation and Safety

01 July 2014

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has granted Rosenergoatom a ten-year service life extension for the Kalinin 1 nuclear power unit until 2025.