Operation and maintenance rss

Update for Fermi 2 simulator


22 August 2017

Fermi 2 simulator - 48Canadian company L3 MAPPS is to update the simulator it supplied in 2006 to Fermi 2 in Michigan. The update is being carried out under a contract with Swiss industrial technology company ABB.

Commissioning of second Korean APR1400 postponed

New Nuclear

10 August 2017

Units 3 and 4 at Shin Kori - 48Completion of unit 4 of the Shin Kori nuclear power plant has been delayed by ten months, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power has said. The APR1400 reactor is now expected to start up in September 2018.

Japan to benefit from reactor restarts, says IEEJ

Nuclear Policies

03 August 2017

A total of ten Japanese nuclear power reactors are likely to have been restarted by the end of March 2019, according to the latest estimate by the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). These restarts will help improve the country's economy, energy security and environment, it says.

Fuel loading underway at Tianwan 3

New Nuclear

22 August 2017

Tianwan 1-3 - 48Fuel loading has begun at unit 3 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province, Russian state nuclear company Rosatom has announced. The Russian-supplied VVER-1000 is scheduled to enter commercial operation next year.

Operational safety improves at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

Regulation and Safety

09 August 2017

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa (Tepco)_48Tokyo Electric Power Company has addressed many of the recommendations made following a 2015 assessment of operational safety at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant by the International Atomic Energy Agency. However, the IAEA says work should continue in some areas.

Garoña licence renewal denied

Regulation and Safety

01 August 2017

Garona (Nuclenor) 65x48The Spanish government has denied the renewal of Nuclenor's operating licence for the Garoña nuclear power plant. The decision means the reactor - which has been offline for more than four years - will now enter the decommissioning phase.