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Commissioning of second Korean APR1400 postponed

New Nuclear

10 August 2017

Units 3 and 4 at Shin Kori - 48Completion of unit 4 of the Shin Kori nuclear power plant has been delayed by ten months, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power has said. The APR1400 reactor is now expected to start up in September 2018.

Japan to benefit from reactor restarts, says IEEJ

Nuclear Policies

03 August 2017

A total of ten Japanese nuclear power reactors are likely to have been restarted by the end of March 2019, according to the latest estimate by the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). These restarts will help improve the country's economy, energy security and environment, it says.

EDF posts 3.7% fall in profit amid lower output

Corporate

31 July 2017

EDF recorded a 3.7% year-on-year fall in net income and a 2.6% dip in sales in the first half of this year - to €2 billion and €35.7 billion - with its nuclear power generation impacted by unplanned outages. The French state-owned group said the results were in line with expectations, despite the launch earlier this year of a €4 billion capital increase.

Operational safety improves at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

Regulation and Safety

09 August 2017

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa (Tepco)_48Tokyo Electric Power Company has addressed many of the recommendations made following a 2015 assessment of operational safety at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant by the International Atomic Energy Agency. However, the IAEA says work should continue in some areas.

Garoña licence renewal denied

Regulation and Safety

01 August 2017

Garona (Nuclenor) 65x48The Spanish government has denied the renewal of Nuclenor's operating licence for the Garoña nuclear power plant. The decision means the reactor - which has been offline for more than four years - will now enter the decommissioning phase.

China connects fourth unit at Fuqing

New Nuclear

31 July 2017

Fuqing 3 and 4 - 48Unit 4 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has been connected to the grid, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced today. The 1087 MWe CPR-1000 unit becomes the country's 37th operational power reactor.