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Sixth Hongyanhe unit enters commercial operation

Sixth Hongyanhe unit enters commercial operation

Unit 6 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province has entered commercial operation, China General Nuclear has announced. The unit is the second of two ACPR-1000 reactors built as Phase II of the plant.

New Nuclear 24 June 2022


BNS questions limit to extended operation of Belgian units

BNS questions limit to extended operation of Belgian units

In a recent position paper, the Belgian Nuclear Society welcomed the political decision to keep two reactors - Doel 4 and Tihange 3 - in operation beyond 2025 because of security of electricity supply concerns. However, it questions why the operation of the units has been limited to just ten years.

Nuclear Policies 22 June 2022


Ukraine latest: Energoatom looks to future, SNRIU updates EU regulators

Ukraine latest: Energoatom looks to future, SNRIU updates EU regulators

Ukraine’s nuclear power plant operator Energoatom says it has held talks with US firm Westinghouse to discuss actions including preparing regulatory documentation for the planned construction of new nuclear power units.

Regulation & Safety 22 June 2022


Fuel loading begins at UAE plant

Fuel loading begins at UAE plant

Fuel loading has begun at Barakah 3 following the receipt of the unit's operating licence, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced. The UAE's third nuclear unit is expected to start producing electricity later this year.

New Nuclear 20 June 2022


ČEZ buys Škoda JS from Russian owners

ČEZ buys Škoda JS from Russian owners

Czech energy giant ČEZ is acquiring the nuclear energy services firm Škoda JS from its Russian owners, a move which avoids the risk of sanctions having an impact on key supplies for ČEZ’s nuclear power plants.

Corporate 20 June 2022


Olkiluoto 3 test production to continue until December

Olkiluoto 3 test production to continue until December

The issue of foreign material in the steam reheater of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR's turbine has delayed the start of regular electricity generation by a further three months, operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has announced.

New Nuclear 16 June 2022


EDF Energy extends plant services contract with Jacobs

EDF Energy extends plant services contract with Jacobs

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has been awarded a two-year extension to its Stations Services Agreement with EDF Energy, operator of the UK's nuclear power plants. Jacobs' scope includes supporting the safe operation and maintenance of the advanced gas-cooled reactor plants, which account for about 17% of the country's electricity generation.

Corporate 15 June 2022


First use of 3D-printed nuclear fuel debris filters

First use of 3D-printed nuclear fuel debris filters

Nuclear fuel debris filters manufactured by Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB using 3D printing technology have been installed at unit 2 of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in Finland and unit 3 of the Oskarshamn plant in Sweden.

Corporate 14 June 2022


California could decarbonise faster with nuclear, study finds

California could decarbonise faster with nuclear, study finds

Extending operations at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant would greatly reduce carbon emissions and natural gas use and could help California reach its decarbonisation goals years earlier than it otherwise would, according to a new study carried out by Brattle Group and released by Carbon Free California.

Energy & Environment 13 June 2022


IAEA team review Angra extension preparations

IAEA team review Angra extension preparations

The Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation review of plans to extend the operating lifetime of Angra 1 from 40 to 60 years reported on progress in addressing recommendations made by an International Atomic Energy Agency review in 2018.

Regulation & Safety 13 June 2022