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Belgian guarantee scheme is not state aid, says EC

Nuclear Policies

17 July 2017

The planned Belgian state guarantee for nuclear operators that do not find sufficient civil liability coverage on private insurance markets does not involve state aid, the European Commission has concluded. The commission said the guarantee would improve compensation for potential victims without granting any advantage to operators.

Belgian reactor vessels show no new inclusions

Regulation and Safety

16 June 2017

No new so-called hydrogen 'flakes' have been found in the reactor vessels of Belgium's Tihange 2 and Doel 3, a comparison of inspections carried out recently with those conducted in 2014 has shown. The country's nuclear regulator said there has also been no growth of previously detected flakes.

Belgium needs nuclear and renewables, report finds

Energy and Environment

10 October 2016

Belgium will only be able to meet its climate goals while achieving long-term electricity price stability and security of supply if it uses a combination of nuclear and renewable energy, according to a new study by PwC Enterprise Advisory.

Further agreements flow from AtomExpo

Corporate

21 June 2017

More cooperation agreements and contracts have been signed by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and its subsidiaries during the IX AtomExpo International Forum it is hosting this week in Moscow. The latest agreements, with Asian and European companies, cover collaboration in a wide range of nuclear-related areas and beyond.

European Commission clears Belgian nuclear support

Nuclear Policies

20 March 2017

Doel 48The European Commission has approved Belgian plans to support the long-term operation of three nuclear reactors after finding measures to compensate operators Engie-Electrabel and EDF Belgium are in line with European Union rules on state aid.

Tihange 1 training simulator officially launched

Corporate

22 September 2016

Tihange 1 simulator inauguration - 48A ceremony was held yesterday to inaugurate the new full-scope operator training simulator at unit 1 of the Tihange nuclear power plant in Belgium. The simulator was supplied by Canada-based L-3 MAPPS.