Related Topic: Plant Licensing

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


OPG plans SMR construction at Darlington

OPG plans SMR construction at Darlington

Ontario Power Generation has announced it is resuming planning activities for building new nuclear generating capacity at its Darlington site in Ontario. However, it is now considering the construction of a small modular reactor rather than a large conventional reactor, as previously envisaged.

New Nuclear 16 November 2020


Company begins SMR discussions with Polish regulator

Company begins SMR discussions with Polish regulator

Synthos Green Energy has entered discussions with the Polish nuclear regulator about a potential GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy BWRX-300 small modular reactor project. SGE is seeking a general opinion from the regulator, Państwowa Agencja Atomistyki, which it described as the first step of the procedure before the regulatory process for the planned construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland.

New Nuclear 29 October 2020


Belarus approves power start-up of Ostrovets unit

Belarus approves power start-up of Ostrovets unit

The board of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of Belarus has issued a permit for the power start-up of unit 1 of the country's first nuclear power plant, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced today. Based on the resolution of the State Regulatory Authority of Belarus, the board agreed on 23 October to amend the licences of the Belorusian NPP and JSC ASE EC, allowing this work to begin, Rosatom said.

New Nuclear 26 October 2020


US regulator issues first-ever SMR design approval

US regulator issues first-ever SMR design approval

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a standard design approval to NuScale Power, LLC for the NuScale small modular reactor. This allows the design to be referenced in applications for construction, operating and manufacturing licences and permits in the USA.

Regulation & Safety 30 September 2020


Dominion Energy applies for North Anna licence extension

Dominion Energy applies for North Anna licence extension

Virginia, USA-based Dominion Energy has filed an application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to renew North Anna Power Station's operating licences for an additional 20-year term. Dominion says approval would mean its customers continue to receive safe, reliable, affordable and carbon-free electricity from the plant until 2060.

Regulation & Safety 07 September 2020


Approval granted for four new Chinese units

Approval granted for four new Chinese units

China's State Council has approved the construction of four Hualong One reactors: two as phase one of the San'ao plant in Zhejiang province and two as the second phase of the Changjiang plant in Hainan province. Total investment in the projects exceeds CNY70 billion (USD10 billion).

New Nuclear 04 September 2020