Uprates and modernisation rss

New vessel head delivered to Tihange unit


25 March 2015

Tihange 3 vessel head 48Areva has delivered a replacement reactor vessel head for unit 3 of Electrabel's Tihange nuclear power plant in Belgium. The company has also been awarded a contract to supply a new vessel head to a US utility.

Oskarshamn 2 outage extended to year-end


13 March 2015

Oskarshamn_2_(OKP)_48The safety modernization of unit 2 of Sweden's Oskarshamn nuclear power plant is now expected to be completed by the end of 2015, plant operator OKG announced today. The work began in June 2013.

Request to operate Forsmark 2 at increased power

Regulation and Safety

06 March 2015

Forsmark unit 2 48Forsmark Group AB has applied to the Swedish nuclear regulator to operate permanently unit 2 of the Forsmark nuclear power plant at a higher power level. The unit has been in trial operation for the past two years following a 12% power uprate.

Poland to be a key market for Westinghouse


18 March 2015

Poland will be an important market in Europe for Westinghouse, Mike Kirst, the company's vice president for strategy and external relations for Europe, said in an interview with EurActiv published today.

Axpo cleared for Beznau vessel head replacements

Regulation and Safety

11 March 2015

Beznau replacement RPV cap tests 48The Swiss nuclear regulator has inspected the new reactor vessel heads destined for the two-unit Beznau nuclear power plant and given plant operator Axpo permission to carry out their replacement this year.

Two more Japanese reactors approach restart

Regulation and Safety

12 February 2015

Takahama 48Two units at the Takahama nuclear power plant have moved one step closer to restarting following final approval by the Japanese regulator of changes in the reactor installations. They become the third and fourth reactors in Japan to gain such permission.