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Refurbished OPG reactor cleared to begin fuel loading

Refurbished OPG reactor cleared to begin fuel loading

Canada's nuclear regulator has given Ontario Power Generation the go-ahead to load fuel into Darlington unit 3 after removing the first regulatory hold-point for the refurbished reactor.

Corporate 02 December 2022


Bruce Power seeks partners for nuclear carbon offset protocol

Bruce Power seeks partners for nuclear carbon offset protocol

Bruce Power is advancing a project to establish the necessary nuclear carbon offset protocol to allow new incremental nuclear output to be accredited for an avoided emissions benefit, to quantify and validate the vital role nuclear power plays in decarbonising Ontario's electricity sector.

Energy & Environment 16 November 2022


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Watts Bar 2 steam generator replacement completed

Watts Bar 2 steam generator replacement completed

Unit 2 of Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar nuclear power plant has returned to service following the completion of a project to replace all four of its original steam generators.

Corporate 09 November 2022


'Historic' USD1.5 billion upgrade for US national labs

'Historic' USD1.5 billion upgrade for US national labs

The US Administration has issued a new report setting out initial priorities - including fusion - it says will enable it to reach net-zero by 2050, and is providing more than USD1.5 billion under Inflation Reduction Act funding to upgrade facilities and modernise infrastructure at the national laboratories which will undertake the research and innovation to support this.

Nuclear Policies 07 November 2022


Russian fast reactor upgrade work completed

Russian fast reactor upgrade work completed

Workers from Rosatom subsidiary Ural Atomenergoremont have completed an overhaul of major components at unit 3 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant in the Sverdlovsk district of Russia. The BN-600 fast reactor began operating in 1981.

Corporate 02 November 2022


Federal funding for INL infrastructure upgrades

Federal funding for INL infrastructure upgrades

The US government has announced USD150 million in funding provided by President Joe Biden's Inflation Reduction Act for infrastructure improvements at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory to enhance nuclear energy research and development.

Nuclear Policies 26 October 2022


Milestone reached as Darlington refurbishment is ahead of schedule

Milestone reached as Darlington refurbishment is ahead of schedule

Fuel channel installation has been completed at Darlington unit 3, and the unit is now expected to return to service by late 2023 - several months earlier than planned - Ontario Power Generation has announced. The unit is the second of four Darlington units to undergo a mid-life overhaul.

Corporate 16 August 2022


Preparations under way for refurb of Chinese Candus

Preparations under way for refurb of Chinese Candus

Canada's Candu Energy said it is conducting pre-project design and engineering work to facilitate a 30-year life extension of the two Candu reactors at the Qinshan Phase III nuclear power plant near Shanghai in China's Zhejiang province.

Corporate 28 July 2022


First contract signed for Romanian nuclear refurbishment

First contract signed for Romanian nuclear refurbishment

Canada's Candu Energy has signed the first contract for the refurbishment of unit 1 at Romania's Cernavoda nuclear power plant. The extensive re-tubing of the reactor will take its operational life to 2060 and directly help enable net-zero goals.

Corporate 22 July 2022


Refurbishment for Atucha 1

Refurbishment for Atucha 1

Argentina is preparing to refurbish Atucha I, the first nuclear power reactor in South America, so that it may generate power for a further 20 years. A framework to regulate the work has been agreed.

Regulation & Safety 04 July 2022