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Kakrapar unit restarts after modernisation

Kakrapar unit restarts after modernisation

Unit 1 at Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd's Kakrapar plant has restarted after the completion of work to replace all of the pressurised heavy water reactor's coolant channel and feeder tubes.

Corporate 21 May 2019


IAEA sees improved operational safety at Golfech

IAEA sees improved operational safety at Golfech

EDF, the operator of the Golfech nuclear power plant in France, has strengthened operational safety by addressing the findings of an initial International Atomic Energy Agency review in 2016, a follow-up mission has concluded. However, the mission made recommendations to EDF to reinforce some safety measures.

Regulation & Safety 21 May 2019


Xcel to seek extension of Monticello operation

Xcel to seek extension of Monticello operation

Utility Xcel Energy has announced plans for its last two remaining coal-fired power plants in the Upper Midwest region of the USA to retire 10 years earlier than previously planned while operation of its Monticello nuclear power plant will be extended by at least a decade.

Corporate 21 May 2019


Long-term operation of China's oldest reactor assessed

Long-term operation of China's oldest reactor assessed

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a review of long-term operational safety at unit 1 of the Qinshan nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province.

Regulation & Safety 17 May 2019


Darlington stator completes journey from Poland

Darlington stator completes journey from Poland

A critical component for the refurbishment of Ontario Power Generation's Darlington unit 3 has arrived at the reactor site. The stator, which will be installed in 2020, is the largest piece of equipment to arrive at Darlington since the plant's initial construction.

Corporate 13 May 2019


Three Mile Island unit 1 closure confirmed

Three Mile Island unit 1 closure confirmed

Three Mile Island unit 1 will shut down by 30 September as no state-level policy solution can now be enacted in time to reverse the premature retirement of the Pennsylvania plant, Exelon Generation announced yesterday.

Corporate 09 May 2019


Novovoronezh II-2 generates first electricity for Russian network

Novovoronezh II-2 generates first electricity for Russian network

Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia for the first time supplied electricity to the country's grid yesterday, Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced. The VVER-1200 reactor was brought to the minimum controlled power level on 22 March and it reached a capacity of 240 MW yesterday.

New Nuclear 02 May 2019


Cold testing under way at Chinese Hualong One unit

Cold testing under way at Chinese Hualong One unit

Cold hydrostatic testing has begun at unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province, the first of two demonstration Hualong One reactors under construction at the site. The tests mark the first time the reactor systems are operated together with the auxiliary systems.

New Nuclear 29 April 2019


New training facility ready for Bruce refurbishment

New training facility ready for Bruce refurbishment

The opening of a training facility signals an important step in mobilising Bruce Power's Major Component Replacement project, the Canadian company has announced. The work is due to begin at Bruce unit 6 early next year.

Corporate 29 April 2019


Norwegian research reactor to be decommissioned

Norwegian research reactor to be decommissioned

The board of directors of Norway's Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) yesterday decided to permanently cease operations of the JEEP-II research reactor at Kjeller. Earlier this year, IFE said investigations had shown "extensive and costly improvements" were needed to keep JEEP-II - Norway's last reactor - in operation.

Corporate 26 April 2019