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Assystem joins HPC Commissioning Alliance

Assystem joins HPC Commissioning Alliance

International engineering group Assystem has been appointed as an alliance partner on the new Hinkley Point C Commissioning Alliance. The company said this new multi-year contract will be key to bringing the UK's first new nuclear power plant in more than 30 years into operation.

New Nuclear 20 January 2022


Belgian regulator says reactors could operate beyond 2025

Belgian regulator says reactors could operate beyond 2025

Belgium's Doel 4 and Tihange 3 could continue operating beyond 2025 provided certain safety upgrades are carried out, Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control has said. However, it said the government must make a prompt decision on their long-term operation and develop a global approach with all the actors involved.

Regulation & Safety 18 January 2022


Koeberg offline for replacement of steam generators

Koeberg offline for replacement of steam generators

Unit 2 of South Africa’s Koeberg nuclear power plant has been taken offline for refuelling and the replacement of its three steam generators and reactor pressure vessel head. The work is part of plans to extend its operation for 20 years, and scheduled to take five months.

Regulation & Safety 17 January 2022


Fresh delay to Flamanville 3 blamed on pandemic

Fresh delay to Flamanville 3 blamed on pandemic

The start of operations for the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor in France has been put back, with EDF saying the Covid-19 pandemic had made preparations "more difficult".

New Nuclear 12 January 2022


Exelon and Constellation prepare for separation

Exelon and Constellation prepare for separation

The two companies that will emerge from the approaching separation of Exelon Generation's regulated utility and competitive energy businesses have set out their respective plans at separate analyst events this week. Exelon will become the USA's largest transmission and distribution utility serving some 10 million customers across seven different regulatory jurisdictions. Constellation will be the largest producer of carbon-free electricity in the country.

Corporate 12 January 2022


Heysham 2 and Torness end dates brought forward by EDF

Heysham 2 and Torness end dates brought forward by EDF

The Heysham 2 and Torness advanced gas-cooled reactor nuclear power stations in the UK are to stop generating electricity in 2028 - two years earlier than previously planned - operator EDF Energy has announced.

Corporate 11 January 2022


Hunterston B nuclear power station closes after 46 years

Hunterston B nuclear power station closes after 46 years

Electricity generation has ended at Scotland’s Hunterston B nuclear power plant with the shutting down of Reactor 4, an advanced gas-cooled reactor. Operator EDF says the power station produced enough electricity during its lifetime to power every home in Scotland for nearly 31 years.

Corporate 07 January 2022


Three German reactors cease operation

Three German reactors cease operation

The Brokdorf, Grohnde and Gundremmingen C nuclear power plants were permanently shut down on 31 December in compliance with Germany's nuclear phase-out policy. The move leaves three reactors in operation, which are scheduled to be taken offline by the end of this year.

Nuclear Policies 04 January 2022


Third Hualong One unit connected to grid

Third Hualong One unit connected to grid

Unit 6 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province - the second of two demonstration Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors at the site - has begun supplying electricity to the grid, China National Nuclear Corporation announced. The first two Hualong One units - Fuqing unit 5 and unit 2 of Pakistan's Karachi plant - entered commercial operation in 2021.

New Nuclear 04 January 2022


Belgian government confirms closure plans, looks to SMRs

Belgian government confirms closure plans, looks to SMRs

Belgium's coalition government today said it has agreed to close its existing nuclear power plants by 2025, although it has left open the possibility to keep two units in operation beyond that if energy supplies cannot otherwise be assured. It will also continue to invest in nuclear technology research, including small modular reactors.

Nuclear Policies 23 December 2021