Uprates and modernisation rss

Wolsong 1 resumes operation following licence extension


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).

Oskarshamn 2 simulator approaches commissioning

New Nuclear

20 April 2015

Oskarshamn 2 simulator 48 (OKG)A new simulator is nearing completion at unit 2 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden, operator OKG said today. The simulator is part of a safety modernization of the unit started in mid-2013.

Oskarshamn 2 uprate put on hold


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.

New cooling towers completed at Loviisa


22 April 2015

Loviisa cooling towers - 48 (Fortum)The construction of a new backup air-cooling system independent of seawater cooling has been completed at the Loviisa plant in Finland.

Forsmark 1 turbines to get new blades


08 April 2015

Forsmark 1 turbine refurbishment - 48New blades are to be installed in the low-pressure turbines at unit 1 of Sweden's Forsmark nuclear power plant during an upcoming maintenance outage. The new blades are designed to reduce vibrations, which have affected the current blades.