Uprates and modernisation rss

Two more Japanese reactors approach restart

Regulation and Safety

12 February 2015

Takahama 48Two units at the Takahama nuclear power plant have moved one step closer to restarting following final approval by the Japanese regulator of changes in the reactor installations. They become the third and fourth reactors in Japan to gain such permission.

Areva, Evopro agree to cooperate


09 February 2015

Areva and Hungarian engineering company Evopro have signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize global cooperation in nuclear and renewable energy.

Uprate approved for Ringhals 4


02 February 2015

Ringhals (Annika Örnborg)_48A power uprate of unit 4 of the Ringhals nuclear power plant has been approved by the Swedish nuclear regulator. The uprate will increase the unit's generating capacity by some 175 MWe.

Regulators decide against convention change

Regulation and Safety

11 February 2015

Rafael Mariano Grossi (Dean Calma / IAEA) 72x48Seventy-two countries party to the Convention on Nuclear Safety declared their intention to continuously improve in that area, while a proscriptive proposal to amend the convention did not gain consensus.

Requirements set out for hardening French facilities

Regulation and Safety

03 February 2015

The French nuclear safety regulator has specified additional post-Fukushima safety measures to be taken at the country's fuel cycle and research facilities.

Swiss regulator approves Mühleberg upgrades

Regulation and Safety

29 January 2015

Muehleberg (ENSI) 48Switzerland's Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate has approved upgrades proposed by utility BKW for the continued operation of the Mühleberg nuclear power plant until 2019.