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OPG awards GE Steam Power a contract to support Darlington refurbishment
GE said on 30 June that Ontario Power Generation (OPG) had selected GE Steam Power for a $120 million turnkey installation project, featuring both hardware and software technologies,...
Exelon NPPs face closure without legislative support but rescue still possible
Chicago-based Exelon on 16 June notified the PJM electricity transmission organisation that it plans to take the two units of the Byron NPP offline in September. PJM is a...
French regulator approves 10 more years of operation for oldest reactors
France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority) ruled on 23 February on the conditions for the continued operation of EDF's 900MWe reactors beyond their...
Spanish regulator extends operating licence for Cofrentes NPP
The Plenary of Spain's nuclear regulator, Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear (CSN), meeting electronically, on 17 February approved a favourable report on the request for renewal of...
Armenia to extend nuclear plant service beyond 2026
Armenia plans to extend the service life of its nuclear power plant in Metsamor after 2026 and has not abandoned plans to build a new plant, according to the government's...
Zaporozhye 5 licensed to operate until 2030
Ukraine’s nuclear utility, Energoatom, on 5 January received a licence from the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU), which recognised the feasibility of...
EDF adjusts the cost of its nuclear fleet upgrades
EDF has announced that it is adjusting its the Grand Carénage programme, which runs from 2014 to 2025, and aims at enhancing reactor safety and continuing nuclear fleet operations...
Jacobs to lead EU programme investigating material fatigue in nuclear plant
US-based Jacobs has been selected to lead an international consortium whose cutting-edge research could lead to extensions in the operational life of nuclear power plants worldwide.
Tecnatom wins services contract with Krsko NPP
Spain’s Tecnatom said on 5 October that the Krško NPP in Slovenia had awarded it a new engineering services contract, in this case for the use of non-destructive testing (NDT)...
IAEA concludes long term operational safety review at Ringhals
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (SALTO) follow-up review mission on 18 September completed a review of long term operational safety...
Spain extends NPP operation for the last time
Spain’s Ministry for Ecological Transition on 25 July extended the operating licence for units 1&2 at the Almaraz NPP in Cáceres and also for the Vandellós II plant in Tarragona, in...
WNA releases position paper on long-term operation
The World Nuclear Association (WNA) has released a new technical position paper on “The Enduring Value of Nuclear Energy Assets”.
Rosatom considers life extension for BN-600 fast reactor to 2040
Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 18 June received project documentation relating to life extension beyond 2025 for unit 3 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant.
Refurbishment of Canada’s Darlington 2 completed
After more than a decade of planning and three years of safe, quality work, unit 2 at Canada’s Darlington nuclear power plant has been reconnected to Ontario’s electricity grid.
Life extension approve for Spain’s Almaraz nuclear plant
Spain’s Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) has authorised the operation of the Almaraz nuclear power plant until October 2028, establishing 13 limits and conditions.
Russia’s Beloyarsk 3 licensed for five more years
Unit 3 of Russia’s Beloyarsk nuclear plant has received a licence to operate the BN-600 fast reactor for another five years.
Armenia considers further life extension for Metsamor
The new strategy for energy in Armenia to 2040 will require the extension of the Armenian nuclear power plant's operating life beyond 2026, a government official has said.
US and Brazil agree nuclear cooperation
Brazil and the USA on 3 February signed agreements on extending the operation and generating capacity of unit 1 at the Angra nuclear power plant, as well as for cooperation in new...
SNC-Lavalin wins four KHNP contracts
Canada’s Candu Energy, a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin, had been awarded four contracts by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) worth approximately CAD22 million ($16m).