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Bruce Power 4 returns to service
23 December, 2022
Unit 4 at Canada’s Bruce Power NPP has returned to service following...
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More delays for French reactors
Thursday, November 24, 2022 by Electricite de France (EDF) has extended maintenance outages at three nuclear reactors, adding to the difficulties in power supply in France and neighbouring countries as winter approaches.

Steam generator replacement completed at US Watts Bar NPP
Friday, November 11, 2022 by The Steam Generating Team (SGT) - a joint venture between Framatome and United Engineers & Constructors - has completed the steam generator replacement project at unit 2 of the...

Upgrades completed at Russia’s Beloyarsk NPP unit 3
Friday, November 04, 2022 by Russia’s Beloyarsk NPP has said that two circulation conduits serving unit 3 have been upgraded during the recently completed scheduled preventive maintenance outage....

Slovenia’s Krško NPP undergoes upgrade: IAEA assesses emergency preparedness
Friday, October 14, 2022 by A maintenance and refuelling outage is under way at the Krško Nuclear Power Plant in Slovenia, operating company NEK has announced. All overhaul works, involving some 45,000...

Strikes delay restart of French reactors
Thursday, October 13, 2022 by A representative of France's FNME-CGT (National Federation of Mines and Energy) trade union has revealed that some workers at EDF's nuclear plants had resumed their strike over...

Dukovany unit 3 shut down for refuelling and maintenance
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by Czech power company ČEZ has said that unit 3 of the Dukovany NPP has been shut down for refuelling and maintenance. The reactor will receive 90 fresh fuel cartridges and technicians...

Vattenfall extends outage of Sweden’s Ringhals 4
Friday, September 16, 2022 by Swedish utility Vattenfall has delayed the restart of unit 4 at the Ringhals NPP by two months to 31 January 2023. "The unforeseen required repairs are taking more time than...

Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 reconnected to the grid
Thursday, September 01, 2022 by The EPR reactor at unit 3 at Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP (OL3) was reconnected to the national grid on 29 August following an 11-hour outage caused by a measurement error in a...

China restarts Taishan 1 after a year of repairs
Thursday, August 18, 2022 by Unit 1 at China’s Taishan NPP in Guangdong province - the world's first operating EPR reactor – has been reconnected to the grid, China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) said in a...

Olkiluoto 3 restarts following repairs
Thursday, August 11, 2022 by The maintenance and repair work on the turbine side of the EPR reactor at unit 3 of the Olkiluoto NPP has been completed, according to plant owner-operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj...

France to increase monitoring of EDF’s NPPs
Thursday, July 28, 2022 by France is to intensify monitoring of EDF's power reactors to ensure there is sufficient electricity production for next winter, an Energy Ministry official has told Reuters....

Olkiluoto 1 restarts operation
Thursday, July 21, 2022 by A damaged fuel element was removed from the reactor at unit 1 of Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP during maintenance lasting about a week and replaced with a new one, plant operator...

Jacobs awarded contract extension to support UK Net-Zero transition
Thursday, June 16, 2022 by US-based Jacobs has been awarded a two-year extension to its Stations Services Agreement (SSA) with EDF Nuclear Generation (EDF), operator of the UK's NPPs. This includes supporting...

Olkiluoto NPP trials fuel assemblies with 3D-printed components
Thursday, June 16, 2022 by During the refuelling outage at unit 2 of Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP, two fuel assemblies with 3D-printed foreign strainers were introduced into the reactor, plant...

Canada’s Bruce A units closed for vacuum building outage
Thursday, May 12, 2022 by Canada’s Bruce Power’s Bruce A generating station closed all four operating units (1-4) on 9 May for its planned vacuum building outage (VBO).

Belarus 1 closed for maintenance as unit 2 prepares for start-up
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Unit 1 at the Belarusian NPP was put into scheduled preventive maintenance and partial refuelling on 27 April. As part of the planned work, the reactor plant equipment will be...

Unit 2 starts up at Barakah NPP
Thursday, September 02, 2021 by The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) announced on 27 August that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) had successfully started up unit 2...

Westinghouse announces contract extensions
Monday, July 26, 2021 by Westinghouse Electric Company said that it has been awarded several integrated outage and refuelling service contract extensions from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

UAE’s Nawah signs OEM support agreement with Westinghouse
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 by The UAE’s Nawah Energy Company, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (Enec’s) joint venture nuclear operations and maintenance subsidiary, on 12 July signed a five-year...

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