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US DOE revises eligibility for civil nuclear credit programme
Tuesday, July 05, 2022 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has recently announced an amendment to the Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) Program Guidance for the currently open award cycle. To incorporate these...

Ten-year extension for Canada’s Point Lepreau NPP
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has announced that a 10-year Power Reactor Operating Licence had been granted to NB Power for the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating...

Temelin 2 receives permit for extended operation
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 by Czech power company ČEZ said on 27 May that it had received a permit for further operation of unit 2 of the Temelín Nuclear Power Plant from the State Office for Nuclear Safety...

SNC-Lavalin to upgrade Romania’s Cernavoda 1
Thursday, May 26, 2022 by Candu Energy, part of Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Group, has been chosen by Romanian nuclear utility Nuclearelectrica SA (SNN), operator of the Cernavoda NPP, to conduct optimisation work on...

Framatome contracted for reactor vessel mitigation at US NPPs
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 by France’s Framatome has been awarded a contract to perform a specialised reactor vessel mitigation technique on four NPPs in the USA. The process, called cavitation peening, extends...

EDF confirms reactor corrosion
Thursday, May 12, 2022 by Nuclear output in France amounted to 91.7TWh - 7.5TWh less than over the same period in 2021, due to lower availability of the nuclear fleet, mainly in relation to the impact of...

SNC-Lavalin to support refurbishment at Darlington and Bruce NPPs
Thursday, April 21, 2022 by Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Group said on 20 April that its subsidiary Candu Energy had been selected to provide integration engineering support to GE Steam Power Canada (GE) for...

IAEA concludes long term operational safety review of Koeberg
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has completed a review of long term operational safety at the Koeberg nuclear plant in South Africa.

Belgium postpones nuclear phase-out
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Belgium has decided to postpone its nuclear phase-out scheduled for 2025 by ten years, in face of rising energy prices partly due to the Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine

Fortum submits application to extend Loviisa's operating licence
Monday, March 21, 2022 by Fortum Power and Heat Oy on 18 March submitted the Loviisa nuclear power plant operating licence application to the Finnish Government with the aim of operating both units until the...

Fortum to apply for licence to extend operation of Loviisa
Monday, March 07, 2022 by Finnish power utility Fortum said it had decided to apply for new operating licence for both units at the Loviisa nuclear power plant until the end of 2050.

IAEA concludes LTO safety review at Atucha nuclear plant
Friday, December 03, 2021 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (Pre-SALTO) follow up review mission team of experts on 26 November completed a review of long...

IAEA concludes operational safety review at Armenian nuclear plant
Monday, November 08, 2021 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (Salto) team of experts on 4 November completed a review of long term operational safety at the...

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...

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...

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