Related Topic: Plant Licensing

Turkey issues construction licence for Akkuyu unit 2

Turkey issues construction licence for Akkuyu unit 2

Turkish regulator TAEK has granted Russian-owned JSC Akkuyu Nuklear a construction licence for unit 2 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Mersin province, in southern Turkey.

Regulation & Safety 10 September 2019


Pilgrim sale completed after regulatory approval

Pilgrim sale completed after regulatory approval

Holtec International has completed its acquisition of the shut-down Pilgrim nuclear power plant from Entergy Corporation. The plant is the second US decommissioning project to be acquired by Holtec.

Corporate 27 August 2019


More staff needed for Turkey Point licence review

More staff needed for Turkey Point licence review

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a revised schedule for its review of the first subsequent licence renewal for a US nuclear power plant because it is taking more staffing hours than originally expected. It still expects to complete the process within its original 18-month timescale.
 

Regulation & Safety 21 August 2019


US research reactor goes digital in licensing 'first'

US research reactor goes digital in licensing 'first'

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has licensed the first entirely digital nuclear reactor instrumentation and control system in the USA, at a university-based research reactor originally built in 1962. The NRC licence also for the first time covers parts certified under standards laid down by a non-US regulatory body.
 

Regulation & Safety 10 July 2019


Holtec completes plant acquisition

Holtec completes plant acquisition

Holtec International has completed its acquisition of the shut-down Oyster Creek nuclear power plant from Exelon. Meanwhile, all nuclear fuel has been removed from the reactor at Entergy's Pilgrim nuclear power plant, which is due to be sold to Holtec later this year for accelerated decommissioning.

Corporate 03 July 2019


Russia gets operating licence for floating plant

Russia gets operating licence for floating plant

Russia's Rosenergoatom has received an operating licence for its floating nuclear power plant, Akademik Lomonosov, from the country's regulator Rostechnadzor. The facility is 144 metres in length, 30 metres wide and has a displacement of 21,000 tonnes. It has two 35 MWe KLT-40S reactors.

New Nuclear 27 June 2019


Oyster Creek licence transfer approved

Oyster Creek licence transfer approved

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the transfer of Oyster Creek's licence from Exelon Generation Co to Oyster Creek Environmental Protection, as owner, and Holtec Decommissioning International, as decommissioning operator.
 

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2019


Site approval for Egyptian nuclear power plant

Site approval for Egyptian nuclear power plant

Egypt's Nuclear Power Plants Authority has received a site approval permit for the El Dabaa site from the Egyptian Nuclear Regulation and Radiological Authority . The permit acknowledges that the site and its specific conditions comply with national and international requirements.
 

New Nuclear 10 April 2019


First Canadian SMR licence application submitted

First Canadian SMR licence application submitted

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has received its first licence application for a small modular reactor . The application from Global First Power, with support from Ontario Power Generation and Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, supports a proposal to deploy a Micro Modular Reactor plant at Chalk River in Ontario.
 

Regulation & Safety 02 April 2019


FANR in final stages of Barakah licensing process

FANR in final stages of Barakah licensing process

The head of the United Arab Emirates Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, which this week inaugurated a new Emergency Operations Centre, has said it is in the final stages of preparations but not yet ready to issue the operating licence for the Barakah nuclear power plant.

Regulation & Safety 29 March 2019