Related Topic: Decommissioning

CNL secures overseas decommissioning contract

CNL secures overseas decommissioning contract

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is to take part in the decommissioning of a prototype boiling water reactor in Lingen, Germany under a subcontract awarded by Atkins Energy Germany GmbH. The four-year contract includes the secondment of CNL staff as well as the provision of specialist equipment services and will see CNL for the first time apply skills and capabilities gained from Canadian decommissioning projects in the international market.

Waste & Recycling 14 January 2020


Reactor shutdowns outweigh start-ups in 2019

Reactor shutdowns outweigh start-ups in 2019

Global nuclear generating capacity stood at 392.4 GWe net at the end of 2019, down slightly on 2018, according to data from World Nuclear Association. Six power reactors were added to the grid last year and construction of three large reactor projects started, while nine units were permanently shut down.

Nuclear Policies 03 January 2020


German reactor enters decommissioning

German reactor enters decommissioning

Unit 2 of Germany's Philippsburg nuclear power plant was disconnected from the grid at 6.55pm on 31 December, as planned, marking the end of 35 years of operation. Operator EnBW said it will begin dismantling the unit in the second half of this year.

Corporate 02 January 2020


Ringhals 2 enters retirement

Ringhals 2 enters retirement

Unit 2 of the Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden was yesterday permanently shut down, ending 44 years of operation and 215 TWh of generation. Ringhals 1 is scheduled to shut down next year.

Corporate 31 December 2019


Revisions to Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning roadmap

Revisions to Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning roadmap

The trial removal of fuel debris from the damaged reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will begin at unit 2 in 2021, according to the latest revision to the mid and long-term roadmap towards decommissioning the plant. Meanwhile, the removal of fuel from the storage pools at units 1 and 2 has been delayed by up to five years.

Waste & Recycling 30 December 2019


Year-end brings trio of reactor retirements

Year-end brings trio of reactor retirements

The Mühleberg nuclear power plant in Switzerland today ended generation after 47 years in operation. Meanwhile, Ringhals unit 2 in Sweden and Philippsburg unit 2 in Germany are preparing to shut down by the end of 2019.

Corporate 20 December 2019


Dismantling of Oskarshamn reactor internals completed

Dismantling of Oskarshamn reactor internals completed

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has completed the segmentation of the reactor internals of units 1 and 2 at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden, fulfilling a contract awarded by plant operator OKG AB in December 2016. Large-scale dismantling and demolition of the two boiling water reactors will begin next year.

Waste & Recycling 19 December 2019


Regulator approves decommissioning plan for Ohi 1 and 2

Regulator approves decommissioning plan for Ohi 1 and 2

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has today approved the decommissioning plan for units 1 and 2 of the Ohi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture. Kansai Electric Power Company announced in December 2017 that it would not seek permission to restart the two 1175 MWe pressurised water reactors.

Waste & Recycling 11 December 2019


EDF, Veolia team up to decommission graphite reactors

EDF, Veolia team up to decommission graphite reactors

A joint venture for the decommissioning of reactors that use graphite technology has been established by France's EDF and Veolia. Graphitech will seek contracts for assisting in the dismantling of such reactors in France, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Spain and the UK.

Waste & Recycling 10 December 2019


GEH contracted for Pilgrim internals dismantling

GEH contracted for Pilgrim internals dismantling

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy is to decommission the reactor internals and reactor pressure vessel at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant under a contract awarded by Holtec International and SNC-Lavalin joint venture Comprehensive Decommissioning International, LLC.

Waste & Recycling 04 December 2019