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Life extensions vital to underpin future expansion: Constellation

Life extensions vital to underpin future expansion: Constellation

Expanding capacity with uprates and new build at existing nuclear plant sites are part of Constellation Energy's plans to meet growing needs for clean energy in the USA - even a restart of Three Mile Island is not ruled out - but extending the operating lives of existing nuclear plants will be vital, CEO Joe Dominguez has told investors.

Corporate 17 May 2024


EDF secures 'green' financing for extended operation of reactors

EDF secures 'green' financing for extended operation of reactors

French utility EDF has signed green bank loans for a total amount of about EUR5.8 billion (USD6.3 billion), which will be used to finance the life extension of its existing nuclear power plant fleet in France.

Corporate 13 May 2024


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CORE Energy Systems leads life extension of the Tarapur nuclear plant

CORE Energy Systems leads life extension of the Tarapur nuclear plant

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited has embarked on a first-of-its-kind endeavour for replacement of primary recirculation piping at units 1 and 2 of the Tarapur Atomic Power Plant.

Corporate 25 April 2024


ČEZ highlights benefits of increasing output of existing units

ČEZ highlights benefits of increasing output of existing units

The modernisation of existing nuclear power units in the Czech Republic has added extra capacity equivalent to the output of a large coal-fired power plant, operator ČEZ has said.

Corporate 11 April 2024


Onagawa 2 restart expected in September

Onagawa 2 restart expected in September

Tohoku Electric Power Company now expects to reconnect unit 2 of its Onagawa nuclear power plant in Japan's northeastern Miyagi Prefecture to the grid in September. In January, the utility said additional safety construction works had delayed the previously planned restart in May.

Regulation & Safety 20 February 2024


Replacement steam generators arrive at Cruas-Meysse

Replacement steam generators arrive at Cruas-Meysse

Three new steam generators were delivered last month to the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant in south-eastern France. The components will be replaced at unit 3 later this year in order to enable the 900 MWe pressurised water reactor to continue operating beyond 40 years.

Corporate 02 February 2024


Ontario minister confirms Pickering refurbishment plans

Ontario minister confirms Pickering refurbishment plans

The provincial government is supporting Ontario Power Generation to go ahead with the refurbishment of units 5-8 at the Pickering nuclear power plant. OPG will now begin the initiation phase of the project.

Corporate 31 January 2024


MHI completes EDF replacement steam generators

MHI completes EDF replacement steam generators

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd has marked the completion at its Kobe works of three of the nine replacement steam generators ordered by the French reactor operator.

Corporate 22 January 2024


Onagawa 2 restart delayed by 'several months'

Onagawa 2 restart delayed by 'several months'

Safety upgrade work at unit 2 of the Onagawa nuclear power plant in Japan's northeastern Miyagi Prefecture will not be completed next month, as previously planned, Tohoku Electric Power Company announced. The utility had earlier expected to resume commercial operation of the reactor around May.

Regulation & Safety 10 January 2024


EDF plans new investment and extensions for UK nuclear fleet

EDF plans new investment and extensions for UK nuclear fleet

EDF Energy has announced it will invest a further GBP1.3 billion (USD1.7 billion) in the UK's five operating nuclear power plants over the next two years and plans to further extend the lives of the four operating Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor plants.

Corporate 09 January 2024