Operation and maintenance rss

TVO anticipates loading fuel into OL3 in late 2018

New Nuclear

20 April 2018

Olkiluoto 3 - September 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj said it plans to start loading fuel into the core of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR in the autumn, once an operating licence has been granted. However, the company said it is awaiting confirmation from the Areva-Siemens consortium that start-up of the unit is still scheduled for May 2019.

Fuel loading under way at Chinese EPR

New Nuclear

11 April 2018

Taishan 1 fuel loading - 48China General Nuclear has begun loading fuel into the core of unit 1 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province following the issuance of a permit from the regulator. The unit is later this year scheduled to become the first EPR reactor to enter operation.

Rolls-Royce signs control rod system contract with CGN

Corporate

09 April 2018

Hongyanhe units 1-4 - 48Rolls-Royce is to modernise control rod systems in 14 of China General Nuclear's CPR1000 nuclear power units in China. The UK engineering firm has also signed long-term service contracts with three Chinese plants.

Estonian company delivers nuclear cyber security exercise

Corporate

16 April 2018

Estonian-founded cyber security specialist company Guardtime has planned and executed a custom cyber exercise for the UK's civil nuclear sector.

Another Japanese unit resumes commercial operation

Corporate

10 April 2018

Ohi 3 and 4 48Unit 3 of the Ohi nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture today resumed commercial operation, Kansai Electric Power Company announced. The reactor is the sixth to be restarted after clearing the country's revised safety regulations.

NRC renews contract for waste support centre

Waste and Recycling

05 April 2018

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has renewed its contract with Southwest Research Institute to operate the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses. The five-year contract is valued at up to USD52 million.