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Darlington unit 3 ready for disassembly

Darlington unit 3 ready for disassembly

Darlington unit 3 is ready to begin the next stage of its refurbishment - disassembly - after successful separation of the reactor and its systems from the three remaining operating units at the station. Installation of the final 5-tonne section of steel bulkhead needed for the isolation was completed 10 days ahead of schedule.

Corporate 20 January 2021


Swedish reactors meet new emergency cooling requirements

Swedish reactors meet new emergency cooling requirements

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has today approved the independent core cooling systems implemented by the operators of the country's nuclear power plants. The operators were required to introduce such systems following the accident at Fukushima Daiichi. The systems were to be in place by the end of this year in order for the reactors to continue operating.

Regulation & Safety 18 December 2020


Sendai 1 returns to operation with emergency control room

Sendai 1 returns to operation with emergency control room

Kyushu Electric Power Company has restarted unit 1 of its Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan's Kagoshima prefecture having completed construction of a bunkered back-up control centre as required under revised safety regulations. The 890 MWe pressurised water reactor is the first unit to resume operation in the country after building such a facility.

Regulation & Safety 18 November 2020


Local consent clears way for restart of Onagawa 2

Local consent clears way for restart of Onagawa 2

Tohoku Electric Power Company today received approval from Murai Yoshihiro, the governor of Miyagi Prefecture, to restart unit 2 of its Onagawa nuclear plant in the northeastern Japan prefecture. The utility aims to restart the 796 MWe boiling water reactor in fiscal 2022 at the earliest.

Regulation & Safety 11 November 2020


Speech: Established nuclear countries must lead sustainability drive

Speech: Established nuclear countries must lead sustainability drive

The world needs countries, such as Brazil, to step up and lead the way by expanding their nuclear capacity to help contribute to a sustainable energy future, said Agneta Rising, former director general of World Nuclear Association. She was speaking ahead of the World Nuclear University Short Course World Nuclear Industry Today to be held online in Brazil next week.

Perspectives 10 November 2020


Kansai completes upgrade work at two reactors

Kansai completes upgrade work at two reactors

Safety improvement work to enable Mihama unit 3 and Takahama unit 1 - both in Japan's Fukui Prefecture - to operate for an additional 20 years, to 60 years, has now been completed, Kansai Electric Power Company announced today. Work needed to extend the operation of unit 2 of the Takahama plant continues.

Regulation & Safety 18 September 2020


Uprate project under way at Slovak units

Uprate project under way at Slovak units

The generating capacity of units 1 and 2 of the Mochovce nuclear power plant in the Slovak Republic will each be increased from 471 MWe to 500 MWe through efficiency projects. Work to modernise the turbines of unit 2 has now begun, with similar work at unit 1 scheduled to begin around the end of the year.

Corporate 18 August 2020


Framatome completes Doel I&C upgrade project

Framatome completes Doel I&C upgrade project

Framatome's digital instrumentation and control (I&C) systems at the Doel nuclear power plant in Belgium have passed the final site acceptance test. The milestone marks the completion of the project to modernise the control and emergency systems at units 1 and 2 of the plant.

Corporate 12 June 2020


Foratom calls for harmonisation of EU supply chain

Foratom calls for harmonisation of EU supply chain

The European Commission should acknowledge the importance of harmonising the European nuclear supply chain and support EU Member States in reviewing their regulatory framework to enable the use of modern high-quality components manufactured for other industries, according to Foratom. The European nuclear trade body said a strong and harmonised European nuclear supply chain can also help the EU revive its economy following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nuclear Policies 10 June 2020


JV formed to upgrade Kashiwazaki-Kariwa unit 6

JV formed to upgrade Kashiwazaki-Kariwa unit 6

Tepco Holdings Corporation and Toshiba Energy Systems Corporation have agreed to establish a joint venture company to conduct safety upgrade work at unit 6 of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant. Tepco plans to restart units 6 and 7 of the plant, which is in Japan's Niigata Prefecture.

Corporate 03 June 2020