Plant licensing rss

Ignalina storage facility set for commercial operation

Regulation and Safety

05 May 2017

Lithuanian State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate said today it had issued a permit for the start of commercial operation of the country's new interim used fuel storage facility. The announcement followed State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant's successful completion yesterday of hot tests with ten new design casks. The company has demonstrated it is ready to operate the facility safely, Vatesi said.

Paks II environmental licence decision upheld

Regulation and Safety

21 April 2017

MVM Paks II has received environmental approval to build two new units at the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary. The company received an environmental licence from the Baranya County Government Office in late September, but this was challenged by Greenpeace Hungary and Energiaklub. The initial licence was then reviewed by Pest County Government Office, which gave statutory approval of the licence on 18 April.

Hungary gets site licence for Paks II project

Regulation and Safety

31 March 2017

Paks - new unit location 48The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority yesterday issued the site licence required to build two new units at the Paks nuclear power plant, while the environmental licence is expected to be finalised within weeks. Attila Aszódi, the government commissioner responsible for the Paks II project, told World Nuclear News today that receiving the site licence is a "major milestone" and the target remains for the first unit to be completed in 2025 and the second in 2026.

Completed Barakah 1 awaits permission to load fuel

New Nuclear

05 May 2017

Barakah 1 dome (Enec) 71x48Initial construction has been completed at the UAE's first power reactor, Barakah 1. The operating company, Nawah Energy Company, must gain approval from national regulators before the final stage of loading fuel and bringing it into service.

Horizon applies for Wylfa Newydd site licence

Regulation and Safety

04 April 2017

Wylfa Newydd site licence application - 48Horizon Nuclear Power announced today it has applied for a nuclear site licence for the proposed development of Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in North Wales. Established in 2009 and acquired by Hitachi in November 2012, Horizon plans to deploy the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor at two sites - Wylfa Newydd, which is on the Isle of Anglesey, and Oldbury-on-Severn, in South Gloucestershire.

Decommissioning work set to start at Biblis

Waste and Recycling

31 March 2017

Biblis plant - 48Permits to decommission Germany's Biblis nuclear power plant are to be issued to RWE Power following approval of its plans by the ministry of the environment in the state of Hesse. The operation to dismantle the two reactors is expected to take about 15 years.