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Milestone reached as Darlington refurbishment is ahead of schedule

Milestone reached as Darlington refurbishment is ahead of schedule

Fuel channel installation has been completed at Darlington unit 3, and the unit is now expected to return to service by late 2023 - several months earlier than planned - Ontario Power Generation has announced. The unit is the second of four Darlington units to undergo a mid-life overhaul.

Corporate 16 August 2022


Preparations under way for refurb of Chinese Candus

Preparations under way for refurb of Chinese Candus

Canada's Candu Energy said it is conducting pre-project design and engineering work to facilitate a 30-year life extension of the two Candu reactors at the Qinshan Phase III nuclear power plant near Shanghai in China's Zhejiang province.

Corporate 28 July 2022


First contract signed for Romanian nuclear refurbishment

First contract signed for Romanian nuclear refurbishment

Canada's Candu Energy has signed the first contract for the refurbishment of unit 1 at Romania's Cernavoda nuclear power plant. The extensive re-tubing of the reactor will take its operational life to 2060 and directly help enable net-zero goals.

Corporate 22 July 2022


Refurbishment for Atucha 1

Refurbishment for Atucha 1

Argentina is preparing to refurbish Atucha I, the first nuclear power reactor in South America, so that it may generate power for a further 20 years. A framework to regulate the work has been agreed.

Regulation & Safety 04 July 2022


Framatome to decontaminate Bruce units ahead of refurbs

Framatome to decontaminate Bruce units ahead of refurbs

Framatome has been appointed by Bruce Power to provide full system decontamination at units 3 and 4 of the Bruce nuclear power plant in Ontario, Canada, as part of its Major Component Replacement project.

Corporate 29 June 2022


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