Uprates and modernisation rss

Contract for Embalse simulator upgrade

Corporate

17 July 2015

Embalse simulator - 48The full-scope simulator at Argentina's single-unit Embalse nuclear power plant is to be upgraded by Canada-based L-3 MAPPS under a contract signed with Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA.

EDF Energy completes safety upgrades at UK plants

Regulation and Safety

14 July 2015

EDF Energy emergency respone centre - 48EDF Energy announced today that it has completed post-Fukushima safety upgrades at its UK nuclear power plants within the time agreed with the regulator and to budget. The upgrades include a new emergency response centre near Sizewell B.

Oskarshamn 2 uprate put on hold

Corporate

17 June 2015

Oskarshamn_2_(OKP)_48An uprate of unit 2 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden that would have increased its generating capacity by 27% has been indefinitely postponed, plant operator OKG announced today.

Further inspections for Beznau reactor vessels

Regulation and Safety

17 July 2015

Beznau - 48The restart of unit 1 of Switzerland's Beznau nuclear power plant, currently offline for an annual overhaul, has been postponed while flaw indications detected in its reactor pressure vessel (RPV) are investigated further. A maintenance outage at unit 2 has been brought forward so that its RPV can also be checked.

Wolsong 1 resumes operation following licence extension

Corporate

24 June 2015

Wolsong - 48Unit 1 of South Korea's Wolsong nuclear power plant restarted yesterday after having been offline since November 2012 when its operating licence expired. A new licence was issued in February.

Westinghouse to upgrade Clab cooling system

Waste and Recycling

23 April 2015

Clab storage pool 48 (SKB)Westinghouse is to increase the capacity of the cooling system at Sweden's central interim storage facility for used nuclear fuel (Clab) at Oskarshamn under a contract signed with with the country's radioactive waste management company, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB).