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Kansai gets more approvals relating to Takahama units

Kansai gets more approvals relating to Takahama units

Kansai Electric Power Company has been given prior consent by Fukui Prefecture and Takahama Town for the  steam generator replacement plan for Takahama nuclear power plant units 3 and 4.

Regulation & Safety 09 July 2024


Nukem Technologies acquisition agreement announced

Nukem Technologies acquisition agreement announced

Japan's Muroosystems Corp has signed an acquisition agreement for Nukem Technologies Engineering Services, which specialises in decommissioning, waste management and engineering services.

Corporate 09 July 2024


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Ohi units cleared for another 10 years' operation

Ohi units cleared for another 10 years' operation

Japan's nuclear regulator has approved Kansai Electric Power Company's long-term reactor management plan for units 3 and 4 of its Ohi nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture, allowing the units to operate beyond 30 years. They become the first reactors to be permitted to operate up to 40 years under new legislation.

Regulation & Safety 26 June 2024


ITER's proposed new timeline - initial phase of operations in 2035

ITER's proposed new timeline - initial phase of operations in 2035

The revamped project plan for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor aims for "a scientifically and technically robust initial phase of operations, including deuterium-deuterium fusion operation in 2035 followed by full magnetic energy and plasma current operation".

New Nuclear 20 June 2024


Takahama units cleared for extended operation

Takahama units cleared for extended operation

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has approved the operation of units 3 and 4 at Kansai Electric Power Company's Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture for a further 20 years. Both reactors are currently in operation and will reach their 40th anniversaries in January and June of 2025, respectively.

Regulation & Safety 29 May 2024


Jacobs to assist in development of UK-Japanese HTGR

Jacobs to assist in development of UK-Japanese HTGR

The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory has appointed engineering group Jacobs to help in the development of a high temperature gas reactor design that it is developing in partnership with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.

New Nuclear 28 May 2024


Japanese-Canadian JV for fusion technology development

Japanese-Canadian JV for fusion technology development

Private Japanese fusion technology company Kyoto Fusioneering and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories have formed a joint venture - named Fusion Fuel Cycles Inc - aimed at developing and deploying deuterium-tritium fusion fuel cycle technologies.

Corporate 23 May 2024


MHI awarded additional contract for ITER fusion machine

MHI awarded additional contract for ITER fusion machine

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has been awarded a contract to supply a further 12 outer vertical targets for the divertor to be used in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. The Japanese company has already delivered six of the components.

New Nuclear 20 May 2024


NNSA collaborates with Japan, Korea on research reactors

NNSA collaborates with Japan, Korea on research reactors

The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has signed bilateral agreements with Japan and South Korea to cooperate in optimising the nuclear non-proliferation features of their respective research reactor models aimed at export markets.

Nuclear Policies 01 May 2024


IAEA assesses operation of Japanese reactor for 60 years

IAEA assesses operation of Japanese reactor for 60 years

Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Company is implementing timely measures for the safe long-term operation of unit 3 at its Mihama nuclear power plant, a team of International Atomic Energy Agency experts has concluded. The team also provided recommendations and suggestions to further improve the safe operation of the unit beyond 40 years.

Regulation & Safety 25 April 2024