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First steam generator removed from Bruce 6

First steam generator removed from Bruce 6

The first steam generator has been removed from Bruce unit 6, marking a significant milestone in the Major Component Replacement project. The unit is the first of six which are to be refurbished as part of a programme to secure the operation of the eight-unit site in Ontario until 2064.
 

Corporate 27 July 2021


Operator to decide on Taishan 1 outage, says EDF

Operator to decide on Taishan 1 outage, says EDF

The decision to take unit 1 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province offline to investigate a fuel failure issue lies with the plant operator, EDF said yesterday. However, it said under its own operating procedures for its French units, operation of the EPR would be temporarily halted to carry out such inspections and take corrective measures. It noted the chemical composition of the primary circuit water at Taishan 1 remains within regulatory threshold limits.

Regulation & Safety 23 July 2021


Tepco anticipates delay in Kashiwazaki-Kariwa restart

Tepco anticipates delay in Kashiwazaki-Kariwa restart

The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Japan's Niigata Prefecture will not be restarted until fiscal 2022 (ending March 2023) at the earliest, Tokyo Electric Power Company said in a revised business plan. The company submitted the plan yesterday to the government for approval. Tepco is awaiting regulatory approval to restart units 6 and 7 at the plant.

Corporate 22 July 2021


Integrity tests completed at Fuqing 6

Integrity tests completed at Fuqing 6

Tests have been completed to evaluate the strength and leak tightness of the inner containment of unit 6 at the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province. The unit - the second of two demonstration Hualong One reactors at the site - is scheduled to begin operations by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 21 July 2021


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Bulgarian plant

IAEA reviews long-term safety of Bulgarian plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a review of the long-term operational safety of units 5 and 6 of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant in Bulgaria. The team assessed the plant's preparedness, organisation and programmes related to long-term operation against IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 19 July 2021


Reactor disassembly work completed at Bruce 6

Reactor disassembly work completed at Bruce 6

Work has been completed to remove the internal components of the reactor at unit 6 of the Bruce nuclear power plant in Ontario. As part of a 48-month refurbishment project, replacement parts will be installed in the Candu reactor in order to extend the life of the unit by 40 years.

Corporate 15 July 2021


Fuel loading under way at Korean APR-1400

Fuel loading under way at Korean APR-1400

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has today begun loading fuel assemblies into the core of unit 1 at its Shin Hanul nuclear power plant, days after being granted an operating licence for the reactor. The unit - the first of two APR-1400 reactors at the site - is scheduled to enter commercial operation in March 2022 following tests at various power levels to ensure that all systems operate safely as designed.

New Nuclear 14 July 2021


USA-Ukraine project 'could add a VVER-1000'

USA-Ukraine project 'could add a VVER-1000'

Optimisation work at unit 2 of the Zaporozhe nuclear power plant in Ukraine could lead to the addition of 1000 MW of generation capacity if it is also conducted at the country's other reactors, according to the US Department of Energy. The DOE has been working with Argonne National Laboratory and Ukraine's NT-Engineering to help nuclear power plant operator Energoatom enhance its approach to maintenance.

Corporate 07 July 2021


NRC pauses preparation for 40-year licence renewals

NRC pauses preparation for 40-year licence renewals

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has decided to discontinue its considerations of regulatory and other changes to allow reactor operators to apply for 40-year licence renewals - which could conceivably mean 100-year operating lives. It has however recommended, amongst other things, further evaluations to address the potential for reactor operations up to 100 years.

Regulation & Safety 02 July 2021


Early shutdown for Taiwanese reactor

Early shutdown for Taiwanese reactor

Taiwan Power Company today announced the permanent closure of unit 1 at its Guosheng nuclear power plant. The 985 MWe boiling water reactor had been scheduled to be decommissioned in late December this year, but a lack of used fuel storage capacity has forced the state-owned company to take the unit offline early in preparation for a major overhaul of the facility.

Corporate 01 July 2021