Plant licensing rss

Limited construction permit issued for Turkish plant

New Nuclear

20 October 2017

Construction of non-nuclear facilities at the site of the planned Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey can begin after the granting of a limited construction permit. A licence permitting full construction to start is expected to be issued in the first half of 2018.

Environmental approval for Eskom new-build site

New Nuclear

13 October 2017

South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs has authorised Eskom's Final Environmental Impact Report for a new nuclear power plant at Duynefontein. The site is next to the existing Koeberg nuclear power station.

World Nuclear Association welcomes Akkuyu construction

New Nuclear

26 September 2017

The World Nuclear Association has welcomed the start of general construction work at the site of the planned Akkuyu nuclear power plant, following confirmation by Alexey Likhachov, director-general of the Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom. Speaking to journalists last week at the 61st regular session of the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in Vienna, Likhachov said work on Turkey's first nuclear power plant project was underway, including the hydraulic facilities, the Daily Sabah reported.

Impact of Hanhikivi 1 licensing delay remains unclear

New Nuclear

17 October 2017

Hanhikivi 1 site - 48Although the delay in receiving the construction licence for the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant will not affect the cost of the project, its impact on the commissioning schedule will become clearer later this year, Fennovoima CEO Toni Hemminki told journalists last week. The company began excavation work at the site in Pyhäjoki in northern Finland in January last year.

Nuclear regulators debate new challenges

Regulation and Safety

29 September 2017

Regulators panel - Sympo 2017 - 48International cooperation is high in the nuclear industry, but harmonising regulatory processes remains a challenge, delegates heard at the World Nuclear Association's annual symposium held in London recently. In addition, regulatory bodies face new tasks - licensing advanced reactor technologies, enhancing public confidence and assisting newcomer countries.

Fennovoima sees delay in licensing of Hanhikivi 1

New Nuclear

18 September 2017

Hanhikivi with AES-2006 48Finland's Fennovoima now expects to receive the construction licence for its planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in 2019. The company had previously expected to start construction of the plant next year, but the review of documentation related to its application is taking longer than originally envisaged.