Taiwan rss

Taipower gets approval to restart Kuosheng 2

Regulation and Safety

06 March 2018

Taiwan's Atomic Energy Council yesterday approved a plan to restart unit 2 of the Kuosheng nuclear power plant, which has been offline since mid-2016. The final decision on whether the reactor can be restarted remains with the Legislative Yuan.

Taiwan reprocessing tender suspended

Waste and Recycling

20 March 2015

A tender for overseas reprocessing of Taiwanese used nuclear fuel has been suspended, pending a parliamentary budget review, only one month after it was announced.

Lungmen 1 passes pre-operational tests

Regulation and Safety

01 August 2014

Lungmen 1 and 2 48Pre-operational tests have been successfully completed at unit 1 of the Lungmen nuclear power plant in Taiwan. However, start-up of the reactor has been delayed until a national referendum, not expected for up to another three years.

GE seeks arbitration over Lungmen payments

Corporate

14 December 2015

Lungmen 1 and 2 48General Electric (GE) has formally started arbitration action against Taiwan Power Company. The US company is seeking to resolve a payment dispute related to work carried out during construction of the Lungmen nuclear power plant.

Taipower launches overseas reprocessing tender

Waste and Recycling

19 February 2015

Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) has launched a tender for a contract worth up to TWD 11.26 billion ($356 million) for the shipment and reprocessing of used nuclear fuel abroad.

Political discord places Lungmen on hold

New Nuclear

28 April 2014

Lungmen 1 and 2 48The government of Taiwan has announced that unit 1 of the Lungmen nuclear power plant will be mothballed once pre-operational safety checks are completed. Construction of unit 2, meanwhile, will be suspended immediately. A referendum will be held later to decide the plant's fate.