Uprates and modernisation rss

Vattenfall board approves Forsmark upgrades


16 June 2016

Forsmark units 1-3 - 48Swedish utility Vattenfall has decided to invest in safety upgrades to enable the three reactors at the Forsmark plant to continue operating beyond 2020. The decision follows the government's announcement last week that it will abolish a tax on nuclear power.

French and Russian nuclear utilities extend collaboration


26 April 2016

EDF-Rosenergoatom - April 2016 - 48French utility EDF has signed an agreement to extend its cooperation with Rosenergoatom, the operator of Russia's civil nuclear power plants. The companies will cooperate in reactor operations, decommissioning and waste management.

L-3 MAPPS to upgrade Slovenian simulator


08 April 2016

Krsko simulator - 48The full-scope simulator at Slovenia's single-unit Krško nuclear power plant is to be upgraded by Canada-based L-3 MAPPS under a contract signed with operator Nuklearna Elektrarna Krško.

NorthStar expands non-HEU Mo-99 capacity


12 May 2016

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes has announced plans to quadruple its capacity for dispensing the medical radioisotope molybdenum-99 produced at the University of Missouri Research Reactor.

Court dismisses appeal against Darlington refurbishment


15 April 2016

Darlington_(OPG)-48Canada's Federal Court of Appeal has unanimously dismissed a judicial review of the environmental assessment (EA) for Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) planned refurbishment of the Darlington nuclear power plant. The lawsuit was brought by groups led by Greenpeace Canada.

Steam generator dropped at French reactor

Regulation and Safety

04 April 2016

Paluel 2 steam generator drop - 48A used steam generator was dropped within the reactor building of unit 2 of the Paluel nuclear power plant in France, operator EDF has informed the country's nuclear regulator. The plant is currently offline for a maintenance outage, including replacement of all four steam generators.