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IAEA completes long term operational review of Slovenia’s Krško
19 October, 2021
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Spain renews licence for Ascó I and II
Monday, October 11, 2021 by Spain’s Official State Gazette (BOE) on 7 October published an Order that grants the Ascó-Vandellós II Nuclear Association (ANAV) renewal of the authorisation for the operation of...

Illinois Senate passes bill which could prevent closure of NPPs
Thursday, September 02, 2021 by The Illinois Senate passed a bill early 1 September that aims to prevent closure in autumn of the Byron and Dresden NPPs. The legislation will now go to the House but it...

US NRC seeks public comment on draft EIS for North Anna NPP licence renewal
Wednesday, September 01, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 27 August that it is seeking the public’s views on the agency’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) regarding Dominion...

Jacobs selected for engineering work at Koeberg NPP
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by US-based Jacobs said on 12 August it had been selected to carry out essential engineering modifications as part of a $1.2 programme to extend the operating life of South Africa’s...

RPV annealing completed at Armenian NPP
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 by For the first time, work has been undertaken to extend the service life of the VVER-440 reactor at unit 2 of the Armenian NPP by annealing the reactor pressure vessel (RPV). As a...

NRC agrees to licence renewal for Oconee NPP
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 28 July accepted for review an application from Duke Energy Carolinas requesting an additional 20 years for the previously renewed...

Bruce Power completes unit 6 MCR reactor removals ahead of schedule
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement (MCR) is entering into a new phase of the project after completing the last of the reactor removal work, Bruce Power said on 14 July. The...

OPG awards GE Steam Power a contract to support Darlington refurbishment
Thursday, July 01, 2021 by 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
Monday, June 21, 2021 by 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
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by 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
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by 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
Monday, January 18, 2021 by 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
Friday, January 08, 2021 by 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
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 by 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
Friday, October 16, 2020 by 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
Thursday, October 08, 2020 by 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
Monday, September 21, 2020 by 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
Friday, July 31, 2020 by 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
Friday, July 03, 2020 by The World Nuclear Association (WNA) has released a new technical position paper on “The Enduring Value of Nuclear Energy Assets”.

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