Uprates and modernisation rss

Korean research reactor resumes operation

Corporate

12 December 2017

Hanaro research reactor - 48The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute has restarted the 30 MWt High-flux Advanced Neutron Application Reactor (Hanaro), which has been offline for the past three-and-a-half years. During this period, the reactor has undergone safety upgrades.

Upgraded Krško simulator operational

Corporate

26 October 2017

Krsko plant simulator - 48Canada-based L3 MAPPS has completed an upgrade of the full scope simulator at the Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia. The upgrade was carried out as part of a safety upgrade programme to modernise the plant.

Regulator OKs safety report on Kashiwazaki-Kariwa units

Regulation and Safety

04 October 2017

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa (Tepco)_48Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has today approved a draft report that concludes units 6 and 7 of Tokyo Electric Power Company's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant meet the country's new safety standards. The draft document has now been released for public comment and could be formally approved by year-end.

Upgrade allows continued operation of Ringhals units

Corporate

17 November 2017

Ringhals 3 and 4 - 48Some SEK900 million ($107 million) will be invested in installing independent core cooling systems at units 3 and 4 of the Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden. The legally-required safety upgrade will enable the two reactors to continue operating beyond 2020.

Toshiba to help enhance Ukraine's nuclear fleet

Corporate

25 October 2017

Ukraine's Energoatom and Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the modernisation of the turbine island equipment of Ukrainian nuclear power plants. Energoatom operates all of Ukraine's four nuclear power plants - Zaporozhe, Rovno, South Ukraine and Khmelnitsky - which comprise 15 nuclear reactors, including 13 VVER-1000s and two VVER-440s with a total capacity of 13,835 MWe.

Nuclearelectrica clear to start Cernavoda 1 upgrade

Corporate

03 October 2017

Cernavoda unit 1 - 48Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA has received shareholder approval to start upgrading unit 1 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant, a 650 MWe Candu 6 reactor on which construction started in 1982. An extraordinary general meeting of the Romanian company's shareholders, of which the main one is the Romanian Ministry of Energy, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Business Environment, approved the plan on 28 September.