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In pictures: Refurb of 125-metre cooling tower at Mochovce

In pictures: Refurb of 125-metre cooling tower at Mochovce

Slovenské Elektrárne has released a series of photos of work on a cooling tower at unit 1 of the nuclear power plant which has extended its life to 2060 and enabled an increase in power output.

Corporate 17 May 2022


EDF looks to extend Sizewell B operation

EDF looks to extend Sizewell B operation

EDF Energy is leading a Long-Term Operation programme aimed at extending the operating lifespan of Sizewell B - the UK's only pressurised water reactor and newest nuclear power plant - by at least 20 years to 2055.

Corporate 07 April 2022


Koeberg 2 steam generator replacement postponed

Koeberg 2 steam generator replacement postponed

South African utility Eskom has deferred the replacement of three steam generators at unit 2 of its Koeberg nuclear power plant until its next planned outage in August 2023. The move was made due to concerns the reactor would not be returned to service after the current outage in time for the high-demand winter period.

Corporate 04 March 2022


Refurbishment of third Darlington reactor starts

Refurbishment of third Darlington reactor starts

The refurbishment of the four CANDU reactors at the Darlington nuclear power plant in Canada has now passed the midway point with work beginning at unit 1, Ontario Power Generation announced.

Corporate 16 February 2022


Russian PIK research reactor upgraded

Russian PIK research reactor upgraded

The PIK research reactor and all its elements have been upgraded, Rosatom has announced. The new "mega science facility" is one of only four high-flux research reactors in the world.

New Nuclear 07 February 2022


Bruce project is key to Ontario economic recovery

Bruce project is key to Ontario economic recovery

Bruce Power's Major Component Replacement project is helping contribute to economic revitalisation in Ontario, the company said today as it announced new contracts and manufacturing milestones with its partners in the province. These include the completion of calandria tube manufacturing for unit 3; a new contract to automate the installation of the tubes; and a contract for the replacement of steam generators at Bruce 3 and 4.

Corporate 19 January 2022


Koeberg offline for replacement of steam generators

Koeberg offline for replacement of steam generators

Unit 2 of South Africa’s Koeberg nuclear power plant has been taken offline for refuelling and the replacement of its three steam generators and reactor pressure vessel head. The work is part of plans to extend its operation for 20 years, and scheduled to take five months.

Regulation & Safety 17 January 2022


Bruce 6 steam generators lifted into place

Bruce 6 steam generators lifted into place

The last of eight replacement steam generators has been lifted into place at Bruce unit 6, marking an important milestone in the ongoing Major Component Replacement project which will add 30-35 years to the Candu unit's operational life.

Corporate 22 December 2021


Two 'firsts' for Canadian reactor refurbishments

Two 'firsts' for Canadian reactor refurbishments

The disassembly phase of Ontario Power Generation's refurbishment of Darlington unit 3 has now been completed and the reassembly phase has begun, the company said yesterday. The disassembly of the reactor included the world's first use of a combined pressure and calandria tube removal technique. Separately, an automated process to install and inspect calandria tubes is to be used in the refurbishment of Bruce Power's Bruce 3 in another industry 'first'.

Corporate 01 December 2021


Metsamor 2 to operate until 2026

Metsamor 2 to operate until 2026

A collaboration with Armenia has extended the service life of the country's only nuclear power plant, Metsamor, to 2026, said Russia's state nuclear company, Rosatom. "I am proud that we are participating in a project that helped make the Armenian nuclear power plant safer and more efficient," said Rosatom head Alexey Likhachev, attending a ceremony at the plant.

Corporate 17 November 2021