Uprates and modernisation rss

Uprates approved for Peach Bottom reactors


26 August 2014

Peach Bottom 48An increase in power output of over 12% at each of units 2 and 3 of the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania has been approved by the US nuclear regulator.

US debut for Westinghouse fuel pool monitor

Regulation and Safety

14 July 2014

The commissioning of a system enabling remote monitoring of the used fuel pool level at Watts Bar has marked the first use of the Westinghouse technology at a US nuclear power plant. The system has already been deployed at some European plants.

Areva wins service contracts


11 June 2014

Kozloduy_turbine_hall_(Kozloduy_NPP)_48A recent flurry of contracts will see Areva provide reactor services to units in Bulgaria, Switzerland and Germany, including a power uprate at Bulgaria's Kozloduy plant.

Licence amendment for Darlington

Regulation and Safety

30 July 2014

Darlington aerial 48The Canadian nuclear regulator has approved a one-year extension to the operating licence of the Darlington nuclear power plant. This will allow extra time for preparation of information by Ontario Power Generation in support of its application for a licence extension to 2028.

Oskarshamn 2 outage timeline extended


20 June 2014

Oskarshamn_2_(OKP)_48Sweden's Oskarshamn 2 is expected to remain offline well into 2015 as the timetable for modernization is extended with knock-on effects for a planned power uprate.

Smolensk 3 simulator commissioned

New Nuclear

09 May 2014

Smolensk 3 simulator 48A full-scale simulator for unit 3 of Russia's Smolensk nuclear power plant has begun operation. The RBMK is to be upgraded to allow extended operation.