Plant licensing rss

Electrabel reschedules Tihange 1 outage

Corporate

22 August 2014

Tihange 1 - 48Belgian utility Electrabel has changed the schedule for a planned outage at unit 1 of its Tihange nuclear power plant to ensure the country's demand for electricity during the coming winter can be met. Three of Belgium's seven reactors are currently offline.

Russian regulator grants site licence for MBIR

Regulation and Safety

06 August 2014

Rostechnadzor, the Russian regulator, has granted the NIIAR research institute a license to site a multi-purpose fast neutron research reactor (MBIR) in Dimitrovgrad. The license is valid until 25 June 2019, the same year the reactor is to be commissioned.

Licence amendment for Darlington

Regulation and Safety

30 July 2014

Darlington aerial 48The Canadian nuclear regulator has approved a one-year extension to the operating licence of the Darlington nuclear power plant. This will allow extra time for preparation of information by Ontario Power Generation in support of its application for a licence extension to 2028.

Safety review sought for Shika 2

Regulation and Safety

12 August 2014

Shika 48Hokuriku Electric Power Company has applied for a safety review of unit 2 of its Shika plant. It becomes the twentieth Japanese reactor to seek permission to restart.

Spanish regulator sets conditions for Garoña restart

Regulation and Safety

31 July 2014

Garona 48The operator of Spain's Garoña nuclear power plant, Nuclenor, has until the end of September to provide a schedule to meet a series of requirements set by the country's nuclear regulator for its restart.

Construction licence for ESS

New Nuclear

23 July 2014

ESS facility 48The Swedish nuclear regulator has issued a conditional licence for construction of the European Spallation Source (ESS) facility in Lund. The research facility will feature the world's most powerful neutron source.