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US nuclear generation peaked in 2018, says EIA

US nuclear generation peaked in 2018, says EIA

US nuclear power plants achieved their highest level of generation ever in 2018, despite the closure of several plants since the previous peak, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

Nuclear Policies 22 March 2019


Testing complete for Hualong One fuel

Testing complete for Hualong One fuel

Long-term irradiation testing of China National Nuclear Corporation's CF3 pressurised water reactor fuel has been completed.

Uranium & Fuel 21 March 2019


IAEA reviews long-term operation of Mexican plant

IAEA reviews long-term operation of Mexican plant

Mexican state utility CFE has a good basis to manage the long-term operation of the Laguna Verde nuclear power plant, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has found.

Regulation & Safety 19 March 2019


Canada's Kinectrics signs international contracts

Canada's Kinectrics signs international contracts

Canadian company Kinectrics has been awarded contracts for projects related to safety at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant in Romania and lifetime asset management at the Bruce plant in Canada.

Corporate 15 March 2019


New replacement steam generator for Gravelines 5

New replacement steam generator for Gravelines 5

One of three new replacement steam generators has arrived at the port of Dunkerque in northern France ahead of their installation at unit 5 of the nearby Gravelines nuclear power plant. Installation of the original replacement components was delayed from 2016 after discrepancies were found in their manufacturing files.

Corporate 14 March 2019


Korean companies team up for overseas I&C projects

Korean companies team up for overseas I&C projects

An agreement to jointly participate in overseas nuclear digital instrumentation and control projects has recently been signed between Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction. Both companies were involved in the development of the Korean Digital I&C system.

Corporate 13 March 2019


JEEP-II research reactor faces uncertain future

JEEP-II research reactor faces uncertain future

Norway's Institute for Energy Technology has delayed the restart of the JEEP-II research reactor at Kjeller after corrosion was discovered on several components during a maintenance outage. The reactor will require "extensive and costly" repairs if it is to be restarted.

Corporate 13 March 2019


US regulator issues annual plant assessments

US regulator issues annual plant assessments

All of the USA's 98 operating commercial reactors were in the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's two highest performance categories for 2018. Entergy's Pilgrim plant has returned to the highest operating level.

Regulation & Safety 08 March 2019


EDF results show expected rebound

EDF results show expected rebound

EDF in 2018 achieved all its financial objectives and exceeded the targets of its performance plan, company chairman and CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy announced last week. Its performance would be "amplified" in 2019, he said during the presentation of its results.

Corporate 18 February 2019


Genkai 2 to be decommissioned

Genkai 2 to be decommissioned

Kyushu Electric Power Company today announced its decision not to restart unit 2 at its Genkai nuclear power plant in Japan's Saga prefecture. The unit becomes the tenth operable Japanese reactor to be declared for decommissioning since the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

Corporate 13 February 2019