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Fennovoima ends Hanhikivi 1 licensing process

Fennovoima ends Hanhikivi 1 licensing process

Fennovoima has withdrawn its construction licence application for the planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant project at Pyhäjoki in northern Finland. The move follows the company's termination of the plant's engineering, procurement and construction contract with Russia's RAOS Project earlier this month.

New Nuclear 24 May 2022


Viewpoint: The nuclear industry’s need for harmonisation

Viewpoint: The nuclear industry’s need for harmonisation

International collaboration and initiatives to harmonise the regulatory process for new nuclear are of fundamental importance to the safe and successful deployment of small modular reactors across the world, with positive steps already being taken, says Ramzi Jammal, executive vice-president and chief regulatory operations officer for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. He was speaking at the fourth CORDEL regional workshop held in Lyon.

Perspectives 27 May 2022


China approves construction of six new reactors

China approves construction of six new reactors

The construction of two new reactors at each of the Sanmen, Haiyang and Lufeng nuclear power plant sites in China has been approved by the country's State Council. The approvals are for Sanmen units 3 and 4, Haiyang 3 and 4 and units 5 and 6 of the Lufeng plant.

New Nuclear 21 April 2022


EIA submitted for Poland's first nuclear power plant

EIA submitted for Poland's first nuclear power plant

Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe, the Polish government company that is progressing its policy to deploy up to six reactors at multiple sites in the country by 2040, has submitted the environmental impact assessment report for the first plant.

New Nuclear 31 March 2022


Construction permit issued for Czech research reactor

Construction permit issued for Czech research reactor

The Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague has obtained permission from the State Office for Nuclear Safety to build the VR-2 research reactor. Construction and commissioning of the subcritical reactor is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 28 March 2022


Fortum applies to operate Loviisa until 2050

Fortum applies to operate Loviisa until 2050

Finnish utility Fortum Power and Heat Oy has submitted an application to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment to operate both units 1 and 2 of its Loviisa nuclear power plant until the end of 2050. The current operating licences expire at the end of 2027 and 2030, respectively.

Regulation & Safety 18 March 2022


Belgian regulators OK isotope residue facility

Belgian regulators OK isotope residue facility

Belgium's SCK-CEN nuclear research centre has received all the licences needed for the construction and operation of a facility to support the RECUMO project to manage and recycle radioactive residues from the production of medical radioisotopes.

Waste & Recycling 04 March 2022


Fortum to seek licence extension for Loviisa plant

Fortum to seek licence extension for Loviisa plant

Finnish utility Fortum announced it will apply to renew the operating licences for both units 1 and 2 of the Loviisa nuclear power plant until the end of 2050.

Corporate 03 March 2022


NRC ruling revises subsequent licence renewal process

NRC ruling revises subsequent licence renewal process

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has reversed its earlier decision on subsequent licence renewals for Turkey Point units 3 and 4 in a legal, procedural decision related to the specific wording of some of the documentation in the renewal process.

Regulation & Safety 01 March 2022


Mochovce 3 to get commissioning licence

Mochovce 3 to get commissioning licence

Slovakian regulators have made the decision to permit commissioning of Mochovce unit 3, bringing to an end several years of delays to address appeals by the Austrian anti-nuclear group Global 2000.

New Nuclear 26 January 2022