Plant licensing rss

Energoatom rejects media reports about South Ukraine 2 licence

Regulation and Safety

19 May 2015

Energoatom, Ukraine's nuclear power plant operator, has drawn attention to misreporting by some Ukrainian media that have claimed the country's regulator does not intend to renew the operating licence of unit 2 of the South Ukraine nuclear power plant.

TVO to miss Olkiluoto 4 licence application deadline

New Nuclear

13 May 2015

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) does not plan to submit a construction licence application for the fourth unit at its Olkiluoto plant before its 2010 decision-in-principle expires next month. The company had earlier sought an extension to that decision.

First licence for ESBWR

New Nuclear

01 May 2015

ESBWR_model_ (GEH)_48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved DTE Energy's combined construction and operation licence (COL) for Fermi 3, the first construction licence to be awarded to GE Hitachi's ESBWR reactor design.

Russia's MBIR gets construction licence

New Nuclear

15 May 2015

MBIR impression 48Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a construction licence for the multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor, or MBIR by its Russian acronym. The reactor complex will be located at the site of the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors, in Dimitrovgrad.

NRC updates approach to foreign ownership

Regulation and Safety

11 May 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is to revise how it assesses foreign ownership of US nuclear facilities, and will develop a graded approach to deal with licence applications from nuclear energy suppliers that include overseas entities in their ownership.

Ruijin HTR plant proposal progresses

New Nuclear

27 April 2015

600 MW HTR model - 48A proposal to construct two 600 MWe high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTRs) at Ruijin city in China's Jiangxi province has passed a preliminary feasibility review, China Nuclear Engineering Corporation recently announced.