Operation and maintenance rss

Consortium chosen to run Canadian laboratories

Corporate

29 June 2015

CNL_irradiation_testing_services_(CNL)_48The Canadian National Energy Alliance (CNEA) consortium has been named as the Canadian government's preferred bidder to manage and operate nuclear science and technology organization Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL).

Wolsong 1 resumes operation following licence extension

Corporate

24 June 2015

Wolsong - 48Unit 1 of South Korea's Wolsong nuclear power plant restarted yesterday after having been offline since November 2012 when its operating licence expired. A new licence was issued in February.

Oskarshamn 2 uprate put on hold

Corporate

17 June 2015

Oskarshamn_2_(OKP)_48An uprate of unit 2 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden that would have increased its generating capacity by 27% has been indefinitely postponed, plant operator OKG announced today.

Grafenrheinfeld ends electricity production

Corporate

29 June 2015

Grafenrheinfeld - 48The single-unit Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant in Germany was disconnected from the grid on 27 June after 33 years of operation. The government had ordered the plant to close by the end of this year as part of the country's energy transition.

EOn supports early closure of Oskarshamn units

Corporate

23 June 2015

Oskarshamn (OKG)_48Unit 2 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden would close by 2020, with unit 1 shutting between 2017 and 2019, under a proposal announced today by majority owner EOn. Minority owner Fortum opposes the early shutdown of the units.

Safety review sought for Hamaoka 3

Regulation and Safety

17 June 2015

Hamaoka plant - 48CORRECTED Chubu Electric Power Company has requested a safety review by Japan's nuclear regulator of unit 3 at its Hamaoka plant in Shizuoka prefecture. Such a review, a prerequisite for restarting, has already been requested for unit 4 of the plant.