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Doosan Heavy wins UAE contract
25 October, 2021
South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction announced on 21...
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IAEA completes long term operational review of Slovenia’s Krško
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Pre-SALTO (Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation) review mission has completed a review of long term operational safety at the...

Jacobs awarded contract extension to support UK's nuclear plants
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 by US-based Jacobs announced it has been awarded an extension to its Project Management Resources (PMR) contract with EDF Nuclear Generation, operator of the UK’s nuclear power plants.

IAEA mission reports safety commitment by France’s Paluel NPP
Monday, October 11, 2021 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) said the operator of France’s Paluel nuclear power plant demonstrated a commitment to safety. The...

Exelon invests in long-term nuclear power plant operation
Monday, October 04, 2021 by US Exelon announced that, after the Illinois General Assembly has passed sweeping clean energy legislation preserving its NPPs, the company “is moving quickly to fill 650 vacant...

Lithuania limits electricity imports from Belarus
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by After Lithuania’s State Energy Regulatory Authority (VERT) approved new rules for electricity transmission capacity from Belarus to Lithuania, electricity transmission system...

Spain’s economic support measures cause concern to nuclear industry
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by Spain’s Council of Ministers has approved a Royal Decree-Law to fulfil a commitment made by President Pedro Sanchez to maintain the final electricity bill for consumers in 2021 at...

WNA stresses nuclear's resilience
Monday, September 06, 2021 by ​​​​​​​Nuclear reactors generated a total 2553TWh of electricity in 2020, down from 2657TWh in 2019, according to the latest World Nuclear Performance Report released by the World...

WANO peer review completed at Novovoronezh
Monday, September 06, 2021 by A group of international experts from the World Association of Nuclear Power Plant Operators (WANO), led by Maxim Dyrovaty, Peer Review Team Leader from the WANO Moscow Centre,...

Kansai Electric to restart Takahama 1 in 2023
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co said on 2 August that it will restart the unit 1 at its Takahama NPP in Fukui Prefecture in June 2023. The plant, which is over 40 years old and has...

China’s Hongyanhe 5 begins commercial operation
Wednesday, August 04, 2021 by Unit 5 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province has completed commissioning tests and met the conditions for entering commercial operation, China General...

Japan’s High Temperature Test Reactor resumes operation
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 by The Japan Atomic Energy Agency on 30 July resumed operation of the High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR) at the Oarai Research Institute (Ibaraki Prefecture) for the first...

EDF comments of fuel rod leak at Taishan NPP
Monday, July 26, 2021 by At a board meeting of TNPJVC on 22 July, EDF explained its position on the events at unit 1 of China’s Taishan NPP which had earlier experienced fuel rod leakage. TNPJVC is a...

Integrity and leak rate tests completed at Fuqing 6
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by China Nuclear Power Engineering Company (CNPE) said tests were completed on 20 July to evaluate the strength and leak tightness of the inner containment of unit 6 at the Fuqing NPP...

IAEA concludes Salto review of Bulgaria’s Kozloduy NPP
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (Salto) team of experts on 15 July completed a review of long term operational safety at the...

Doel 2 shut down after hydrogen leak
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by Unit 2 at Belgium’s Doel NPP was shut down manually during the night of 14-15 July, after Engie Electrabel employees noticed a rapid increase in hydrogen consumption in the...

South Korea’s Shin Hanul 1 approved for operation
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) on 9 July gave conditional approval for the operation of unit 1 at the Shin-Hanul NPP, more than a year after it was...

US NRC discontinues preparation for 40-year licence renewals
Tuesday, July 06, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has decided to discontinue its considerations of regulatory and other changes which would allow NPP operators to apply for 40-year...

Framatome to provide engineering services to UAE
Monday, July 05, 2021 by Nawah Energy Company, the subsidiary created by joint venture partners Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) to operate and maintain...

Japan’s ageing Mihama 3 reactor restarts
Thursday, June 24, 2021 by Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co on 23 June began operating unit 3 at Mihama NPP in Fukui Prefecture for the first time in some 10 years, after completing final inspections. The...

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