Uprates and modernisation rss

Further delay in completion of Ohma plant

New Nuclear

12 September 2016

Japan Electric Power Development Corp has announced a further two-year delay in the construction of additional safety measures at unit 1 of the Ohma nuclear power plant, being built in Japan's Aomori prefecture. Construction of the unit is now expected to be completed in late 2023 or early 2024.

OPG ready to go with Darlington refurbishment

Corporate

02 September 2016

Darlington_mock-up_(OPG)_48After six years of planning and preparations Ontario Power Generation (OPG) says it is "ready to execute" refurbishment of the Darlington nuclear power plant and remains within the CAD 12.8 billion ($9 billion) estimate for the project, which is to start next month.

Contract awarded for first Bruce steam generators

Corporate

12 July 2016

Bruce B aerial - 48BWX Technologies subsidiary BWXT Canada Ltd is to manufacture and deliver eight steam generators for Bruce B unit 6 under a CDN 130 million ($100 million) contract with Bruce Power.

Kansai details upgrade work at oldest Takahama units

Regulation and Safety

09 September 2016

Takahama 48Kansai Electric Power Company has released a plan of safety improvement works it will carry out to extend the operating periods of units 1 and 2 of its Takahama nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui prefecture beyond 40 years. Regulatory approval for operating the units for up to 60 years has already been granted.

New steam generators delivered to Embalse ahead of overhaul

Corporate

02 September 2016

Embalse SG arrival - 48The second pair of replacement steam generators has been delivered to the Embalse nuclear power plant in Argentina. The components will be replaced as part of a project to extend the operating period of the Candu pressurized heavy-water reactor by up to 30 years.

Vattenfall board approves Forsmark upgrades

Corporate

16 June 2016

Forsmark units 1-3 - 48Swedish utility Vattenfall has decided to invest in safety upgrades to enable the three reactors at the Forsmark plant to continue operating beyond 2020. The decision follows the government's announcement last week that it will abolish a tax on nuclear power.