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Energoatom rejects media reports about South Ukraine 2 licence

Regulation and Safety

19 May 2015

Energoatom, Ukraine's nuclear power plant operator, has drawn attention to misreporting by some Ukrainian media that have claimed the country's regulator does not intend to renew the operating licence of unit 2 of the South Ukraine nuclear power plant.

Belgian units to remain offline until November

Corporate

13 May 2015

Doel plant 48Electrabel announced today that it now expects its Doel 3 and Tihange 2 nuclear reactors to remain offline until 1 November as the process to potentially restart the units continues. The utility had previously expected the units to restart on 1 July.

Bruce Power, KHNP extend collaboration on Candus

Corporate

29 April 2015

Wolsong (Konicof) 48Two Candu operators - Canada's Bruce Power and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) - have signed a memorandum of understanding to extend their cooperation, particularly in areas related to nuclear safety, operational performance and carrying out large projects such as refurbishment.

Westinghouse to continue nozzle inspections at Swiss plant

Corporate

14 May 2015

Leibstadt 48Westinghouse has been awarded a long-term contract for reactor pressure vessel nozzle inspections at the Leibstadt nuclear power plant in Switzerland. The company has already been performing such inspections at Leibstadt over the past ten years.

Expert panel discusses Belgian reactor test results

Regulation and Safety

08 May 2015

An international expert panel recently discussed the results of the latest material tests on the reactor pressure vessels of Electrabel's Doel 3 and Tihange 2 power reactors. The panel will soon issue an opinion on the methodology the utility must use in its safety case for restarting the units.

Vattenfall opts for early closure of Ringhals units

Corporate

28 April 2015

Ringhals plant 48Declining profitability and increased costs have forced Swedish utility Vattenfall to decide to close units 1 and 2 of the Ringhals nuclear power plant earlier than previously planned. The decision would see the units shut between 2018 and 2020, rather than around 2025.