Plant licensing rss

Finnish regulator approves Loviisa safety assessments

Regulation and Safety

07 February 2017

Loviisa 1 and 2 - 48The continued operation of the Loviisa nuclear power plant is safe and meets legal requirements, the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has concluded following a review of operator Fortum's first periodic safety assessment of the two-unit plant.

Terrestrial Energy unveils SMR licensing plans

New Nuclear

24 January 2017

Terrestrial Energy USA announced today it had informed the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its plans to license a small modular reactor in the USA. Terrestrial said it intends to start "pre-application interactions" with the regulator this year and to make its licensing application in late 2019.

Kudankulam unit 2 reaches 100% capacity

New Nuclear

23 January 2017

Unit 2 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu has for the first time reached 100% of its operating capacity. ASE Group said yesterday the milestone had been achieved during the night of 22 January, following the successful completion of physical tests at the 90% capacity level and the relevant permission from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Body of India had been received.

LeadCold seals funding agreement with Essel

New Nuclear

26 January 2017

SEALER SMR - 48LeadCold, the lead-cooled small nuclear reactor technology company, has said licensing and construction of a demonstration SEALER (Swedish Advanced Lead Fast Reactor) in Canada has moved a step closer thanks to $200 million in funding from Essel Group Middle East.

First fuel licences for Barakah

Regulation and Safety

23 January 2017

FANR_Barakah_fuel_licensing_(FANR)-48The Barakah nuclear power plant has received licences to transport, handle and store nuclear fuel from the United Arab Emirates' Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR). The licences are a milestone towards the loading of fuel into the country's first nuclear power plant.

Review begins for first US SMR site

New Nuclear

16 January 2017

Clinch_River_aerial_(TVA)-48The Tennessee Valley Authority has welcomed the acceptance for regulatory review of its early site permit application for the Clinch River site in Tennessee as a milestone towards the potential use of small modular reactors in its operating fleet.