Related Topic: Plant Licensing

Fennovoima maintains 2021 goal for Hanhikivi construction licence

Fennovoima maintains 2021 goal for Hanhikivi construction licence

Significant progress was made last year with work to obtain a construction licence for the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland, Fennovoima said in its 2020 Annual Report, released yesterday. It still expects to receive the licence by the end of 2021 despite a "challenging" schedule.

New Nuclear 08 April 2021


Construction starts on second phase of Changjiang plant

Construction starts on second phase of Changjiang plant

First concrete has been poured today for the basemat of unit 3 at the Changjiang nuclear power plant in China's Hainan province. The move came after the National Nuclear Safety Administration issued a construction licence to China Huaneng Group for the construction of units 3 and 4 at the site. The Hualong One units will be the first large pressurised water reactor project in which Huaneng will hold a controlling stake.

New Nuclear 31 March 2021


Czech regulator awards site licence for Dukovany units

Czech regulator awards site licence for Dukovany units

The Czech Republic's State Office for Nuclear Safety yesterday issued a site licence for two new reactor units at the existing Dukovany nuclear power plant site. ČEZ said obtaining a site licence means preparation for an announcement on tenders for suppliers to the Dukovany expansion project can start.

Regulation & Safety 09 March 2021


UAE regulator issues second Barakah operating licence

UAE regulator issues second Barakah operating licence

The UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation has today issued an operating licence for Barakah unit 2 to the plant's operator, Nawah Energy Company. Nawah will now begin the commissioning of the Arab world's second nuclear power reactor.

Regulation & Safety 09 March 2021


Cofrentes licence extension gets regulatory approval

Cofrentes licence extension gets regulatory approval

The Spanish nuclear regulator has approved the renewal of the operating licence for Iberdrola's Cofrentes nuclear power plant near Valencia until the end of November 2030. The 1064 MWe boiling water reactor, which entered commercial operation in March 1985, is then scheduled to be decommissioned.

Regulation & Safety 19 February 2021


Construction licence issued for Russia's BREST reactor

Construction licence issued for Russia's BREST reactor

A licence has been issued by the Russian nuclear regulator Rostechnadzor to the Siberian Chemical Combine for the construction of the BREST-OD-300 reactor at its site in Seversk, Russia. It will be the world's first experimental demonstration power unit featuring a lead-cooled fast neutron reactor.

New Nuclear 11 February 2021


UK agrees to further deferral of Wylfa planning decision

UK agrees to further deferral of Wylfa planning decision

A decision on planning consent for the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant project on Anglesey has been deferred for a second time, as requested by Horizon Nuclear Power, the UK project developer owned by Japan’s Hitachi.

Nuclear Policies 04 January 2021


Lessons from transport for reactor design harmonisation

Lessons from transport for reactor design harmonisation

The nuclear plant licensing system should be rationalised to promote the extensive deployment at competitive cost of new reactors, according to a report issued this month by the Cooperation in Reactor Design Evaluation and Licensing Working Group of World Nuclear Association.

New Nuclear 24 December 2020


Hanhikivi-1 design documents submitted to Finnish customer

Hanhikivi-1 design documents submitted to Finnish customer

Fennovoima Oy has "provisionally accepted" the 'Basic Design Stage 1' documentation for the Hanhikivi-1 project in Finland from the nuclear reactor supplier, RAOS Project Oy, which is a subsidiary of Rusatom Energy International JSC, which is itself a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

New Nuclear 21 December 2020


Hungary's Paks II project receives construction approval

Hungary's Paks II project receives construction approval

The Hungarian Energy and Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has approved Atomerőmű Zrt's plan to construct two VVER-1200 reactors at the existing Paks nuclear power plant site. A construction licence for the Paks II project is required from the nuclear regulator, the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority, before building work can start.

New Nuclear 23 November 2020