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Novovoronezh II-1 switches to longer fuel cycle

Novovoronezh II-1 switches to longer fuel cycle

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a permit for the pilot operation of unit 1 of the Novovoronezh II plant in an extended fuel cycle mode of 18 months. The reactor has been loaded with fresh nuclear fuel manufactured by the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrate Plant ready for the new cycle.

Regulation & Safety 14 July 2020


Fuel loading completed at fifth Tianwan unit

Fuel loading completed at fifth Tianwan unit

Loading of nuclear fuel into unit 5 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province was completed on 9 July, China National Nuclear Corporation announced the following day. Fuel loading at Tianwan 5 "laid the foundation for subsequent grid-connected power generation," it added.

New Nuclear 13 July 2020


Candu unit sets North American operating record

Candu unit sets North American operating record

Darlington unit 1 has set a new Canadian and North American nuclear record with 895 consecutive days of unbroken operation. Ontario Power Generation's Candu reactor has now been online since 26 January 2018 without needing to be taken out of service for maintenance or repair.

Corporate 10 July 2020


Rusatom Service, MVM Group create European Power Services JV

Rusatom Service, MVM Group create European Power Services JV

Rusatom Service and MVM Group have formed a joint venture in Hungary to provide service and maintenance to nuclear industry facilities, conventional sources of power generation, renewable energy and oil and gas in Europe, they announced yesteday. The new company, European Power Services Ltd, will start work at the Paks nuclear power plant.

Corporate 10 July 2020


EDF revises 2020 forecast for French nuclear output

EDF revises 2020 forecast for French nuclear output

EDF is revising upwards its nuclear output estimate in France for 2020, to around 315-325 terawatt-hours. In April, the French state-owned utility said it expected generation this year to be about 300 TWh, down from an initial expectation of 375-390 TWh before the coronavirus outbreak.

Corporate 03 July 2020


TVO awaits revised schedule for OL3 commissioning

TVO awaits revised schedule for OL3 commissioning

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj expects to receive a revised schedule in August from the Areva-Siemens consortium for the commissioning of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR. Fuel loading, which had been planned for last month, has been delayed by among other things the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Nuclear 03 July 2020


LTO essential for cost-effective climate benefits of nuclear

LTO essential for cost-effective climate benefits of nuclear

More governments must introduce policies to support the long-term operation of nuclear power plants to maximise the environmental, employment and economic benefits they bring, the World Nuclear Association said yesterday on the publication of its new technical position paper The Enduring Value of Nuclear Energy Assets.

Energy & Environment 01 July 2020


Early restart agreed for Ringhals 1 after maintenance outage

Early restart agreed for Ringhals 1 after maintenance outage

Ringhals AB - operator of Sweden's Ringhals nuclear power plant - has entered into an agreement with national electricity transmission system operator Svenska Kraftnät regarding the availability of unit 1 at the plant. The agreement aims to secure the voltage stability and short-circuit power in the transmission network to handle the operating situation in southern Sweden during the summer.

Corporate 29 June 2020


Interview: The importance of long-term operation

Interview: The importance of long-term operation

To coincide with the publication of the World Nuclear Association's technical position paper The Enduring Value of Nuclear Energy Assets, World Nuclear News interviewed the co-chairs of the Long-term Operation Task Force, Michael Baron and Abdou Al Mazouzi.

Perspectives 01 July 2020


Leningrad II-2 gets regulatory approval for physical start-up

Leningrad II-2 gets regulatory approval for physical start-up

Russia's regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a permit for the physical start-up of Leningrad II unit 2, which completed hot tests last week. The regulator's inspection of the unit "confirmed its high degree of readiness for the start of physical launch, during which nuclear fuel will be loaded into the reactor core for the first time", state nuclear corporation Rosatom said today.

New Nuclear 17 June 2020