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IAEA sees improved operational safety at Mochovce 3

IAEA sees improved operational safety at Mochovce 3

Slovenské Elektrárne has strengthened operational safety at unit 3 of Slovakia's Mochovce nuclear power plant ahead of commercial operation, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. The team said the plant management had made significant progress in addressing the findings of a previous IAEA review in 2019.

Regulation & Safety 13 September 2021


Slovakian parliament bans foreign waste services

Slovakian parliament bans foreign waste services

Processing radioactive waste or used fuel from other countries has been banned in Slovakia, after a parliamentary resolution yesterday. The move will force the closure of a business unit of JAVYS, potentially leading to job losses once ongoing work is completed.

Waste & Recycling 09 September 2021


New nuclear reactor will make Slovakia a power exporter

New nuclear reactor will make Slovakia a power exporter

Slovakia's new Mochovce 3 reactor is slated to start up and generate electricity this year with unit 4 following in 2023, according to an energy security report released by the Ministry of Economy. Once it starts up, Mochovce 3 will immediately tip Slovakia's energy balance back to an export footing.

Corporate 17 August 2021


Mochovce operating licence decision ready for comment

Mochovce operating licence decision ready for comment

Slovak nuclear regulator Úrad jadrového dozoru announced yesterday it had  issued an operating licence for unit 3 of the Mochovce nuclear power plant, as well as related permits for the management of radioactive waste and used nuclear fuel, and "the early use of buildings". Interested parties have until 19 June to comment on the regulator's decision to approve commissioning of the unit, which the government has said it expects to start by the end of this year.

Regulation & Safety 14 May 2021


Mochovce new-build project receives loan boost

Mochovce new-build project receives loan boost

Italy's Enel has announced that its subsidiary Enel Produzione and the Czech company Energetický a Průmyslový Holding have agreed to a provide additional loans for the completion of Mochovce 3 and 4 in the Slovak Republic, and altered the terms for EPH to eventually buy out Enel's stake in Slovenské elektrárne. They and EP Slovakia BV have signed a new agreement that modifies some of the terms and conditions of the 2015 contract concerning the sale of the stake held by Enel Produzione in the Slovak utility.

New Nuclear 24 December 2020


Uprate project under way at Slovak units

Uprate project under way at Slovak units

The generating capacity of units 1 and 2 of the Mochovce nuclear power plant in the Slovak Republic will each be increased from 471 MWe to 500 MWe through efficiency projects. Work to modernise the turbines of unit 2 has now begun, with similar work at unit 1 scheduled to begin around the end of the year.

Corporate 18 August 2020


First RPV removed in Bohunice V1 decommissioning

First RPV removed in Bohunice V1 decommissioning

The programme to decommission the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant in the Slovak Republic has achieved a major milestone, with the successful removal of the first reactor pressure vessel that will now permit remote dismantling of the facility, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced today.

Waste & Recycling 03 June 2020


Next phase of Italian nuclear waste shipments to Slovakia begins

Next phase of Italian nuclear waste shipments to Slovakia begins

The first of 33 scheduled transports aimed at moving about 5600 drums of radioactive resins and sludge departed from Italy's shut down Caorso nuclear power plant on 28 January en route to the Bohunice plant in Slovakia for their treatment and conditioning. All the drums in this second phase of shipments are expected to be transported by 2022.

Waste & Recycling 30 January 2020


Austria fails to turn neighbours against nuclear power

Austria fails to turn neighbours against nuclear power

Austria failed to dent the Visegrád Group of countries' enthusiasm for nuclear power as a solution to climate change during their meeting in Prague yesterday. This was evident during a press conference held after the V4 and Austria summit by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and the Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak prime ministers, Andrej Babiš, Viktor Orbán, Mateusz Morawiecki and Peter Pellegrini, respectively.

Nuclear Policies 17 January 2020


IAEA reviews pre-operational safety at Slovakian unit

IAEA reviews pre-operational safety at Slovakian unit

Slovenske Elektrarne, the owner and operator of unit 3 of the Mochovce nuclear power plant in Slovakia, has shown a commitment to safety, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. The team also identified areas for further enhancements at the 471 MWe VVER unit, which is due to start up next year.

Regulation & Safety 11 December 2019