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Rostov unit 1 cleared to operate until 2031

Rostov unit 1 cleared to operate until 2031

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued an operating licence extension for unit 1 of the Rostov nuclear power plant in southwest Russian to 2031. As of 9 January, the VVER-1000 unit had generated 148.174 terawatt hours of electricity since it started operations in 2001.

Regulation & Safety 10 January 2020


NuScale makes first Canadian SMR review submission
 

NuScale makes first Canadian SMR review submission
 

NuScale Power has made its first submittals to Canada's nuclear regulator for a pre-licensing vendor design review for its small modular reactor design. The reactor is also undergoing a design certification review in the USA where the company plans to bring a plant into production and operation by 2026.
 

New Nuclear 07 January 2020


US regulator approves first SMR site licence

US regulator approves first SMR site licence

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has authorised the issuance of an early site permit to Tennessee Valley Authority for the potential construction of small modular reactors at its Clinch River site near Oak Ridge, Tennessee. TVA has yet to decide whether to actually construct such reactors at the site and, if so, what technology it would use.

New Nuclear 18 December 2019


Smolensk unit 3 gets licence extension

Smolensk unit 3 gets licence extension

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a 15-year operating licence extension for unit 3 of the Smolensk nuclear power plant, the last of three RBMK-1000 reactors at the site in western Russia. The move means the whole plant has permission to operate for a total of 45 years.

Regulation & Safety 17 December 2019


SMR design review enters final phases

SMR design review enters final phases

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has completed the fourth phase of its review of the design certification application for NuScale's small modular reactor. With two final phases remaining, this marks the near-completion of the technical aspects of the review.

Regulation & Safety 13 December 2019


Turkey Point licensed for 80 years of operation

Turkey Point licensed for 80 years of operation

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved Florida Power & Light's application for a 20-year subsequent licence extension for Turkey Point units 3 and 4, the first time the regulator has issued licences authorising reactors to operate for up to 80 years.

Regulation & Safety 06 December 2019


SNC-Lavalin to conduct pre-project work for Chinese AHWR plant

SNC-Lavalin to conduct pre-project work for Chinese AHWR plant

Candu Energy Inc - a subsidiary of Canada's SNC-Lavalin - has been awarded a contract by China National Nuclear Power Co Ltd for pre-project work for a proposed two-unit Advanced Heavy Water Reactor plant in China. The work relates to planning and licensing in preparation for the project, construction of which is expected to start in or around 2021.

New Nuclear 03 December 2019


UAE regulator in final leg of Barakah operating licence assessment

UAE regulator in final leg of Barakah operating licence assessment

The United Arab Emirates' Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation is at the final stage of its ongoing review of the operating licence application for Barakah 1 and 2, it said today.

Regulation & Safety 28 October 2019


Permits issued for construction of new Chinese plant

Permits issued for construction of new Chinese plant

Construction licences have been issued for units 1 and 2 of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province. The units were originally planned to be based on Westinghouse's AP1000 design, but will now feature domestically-designed Hualong One reactors.

New Nuclear 15 October 2019


Duke to seek second licence renewals fleetwide

Duke to seek second licence renewals fleetwide

Duke Energy has announced it will seek second 20-year renewals of the operating licences for all of its nuclear reactors, starting with the three-unit Oconee plant for which it expects to submit a renewal application in 2021. The company says the units are key to it achieving its carbon emissions goals.

Regulation & Safety 20 September 2019