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China approves construction of demonstration SMR

China approves construction of demonstration SMR

The construction of a demonstration ACP100 small modular reactor at Changjiang in Hainan province has been approved by China's National Development and Reform Commission. The multi-purpose 125 MWe pressurised water reactor - also referred to as the Linglong One - is designed for electricity production, heating, steam production or seawater desalination.

New Nuclear 07 June 2021


Ostrovets unit 1 receives operating licence

Ostrovets unit 1 receives operating licence

Unit 1 of the first nuclear power plant to be built in Belarus was yesterday issued with an operating licence, the country's Ministry of Emergency Situations has announced. The licence was granted after a safety evaluation conducted by joint energy and nuclear research institute Sosny, which is part of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, and a public hearing held in April by nuclear regulator Gosatomnadzor.

Regulation & Safety 03 June 2021


Moltex SMR clears first phase of regulatory review

Moltex SMR clears first phase of regulatory review

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has completed the first phase of the pre-licensing vendor design review for Moltex Energy’s 300 MWe Stable Salt Reactor - Wasteburner small modular reactor.

Regulation & Safety 26 May 2021


Formal licence review begins for Canadian SMR

Formal licence review begins for Canadian SMR

Global First Power Ltd's application for a licence to prepare a site for a small modular reactor at Chalk River in Ontario has moved to the technical review phase of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's licensing process. GFP plans to build and operate a Micro Modular Reactor unit by 2026.

Regulation & Safety 20 May 2021


Mochovce operating licence decision ready for comment

Mochovce operating licence decision ready for comment

Slovak nuclear regulator Úrad jadrového dozoru announced yesterday it had  issued an operating licence for unit 3 of the Mochovce nuclear power plant, as well as related permits for the management of radioactive waste and used nuclear fuel, and "the early use of buildings". Interested parties have until 19 June to comment on the regulator's decision to approve commissioning of the unit, which the government has said it expects to start by the end of this year.

Regulation & Safety 14 May 2021


Surry units cleared for 80-year operation

Surry units cleared for 80-year operation

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved an application by Dominion Energy's Virginia subsidiary for a 20-year extension to the operating licences of the twin-unit Surry nuclear power plant. This will enable the two pressurised water reactors to operate until 2052 and 2053, respectively. 

Regulation & Safety 05 May 2021


Fennovoima revises Hanhikivi 1 schedule and costs

Fennovoima revises Hanhikivi 1 schedule and costs

The planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland is now likely to enter commercial operation a year later and cost up to EUR1 billion (USD1.2 billion) more than previously expected, Fennovoima says in an update to its construction licence application. The company submitted the update today to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

New Nuclear 28 April 2021


Fennovoima maintains 2021 goal for Hanhikivi construction licence

Fennovoima maintains 2021 goal for Hanhikivi construction licence

Significant progress was made last year with work to obtain a construction licence for the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland, Fennovoima said in its 2020 Annual Report, released yesterday. It still expects to receive the licence by the end of 2021 despite a "challenging" schedule.

New Nuclear 08 April 2021


Construction starts on second phase of Changjiang plant

Construction starts on second phase of Changjiang plant

First concrete has been poured today for the basemat of unit 3 at the Changjiang nuclear power plant in China's Hainan province. The move came after the National Nuclear Safety Administration issued a construction licence to China Huaneng Group for the construction of units 3 and 4 at the site. The Hualong One units will be the first large pressurised water reactor project in which Huaneng will hold a controlling stake.

New Nuclear 31 March 2021


Czech regulator awards site licence for Dukovany units

Czech regulator awards site licence for Dukovany units

The Czech Republic's State Office for Nuclear Safety yesterday issued a site licence for two new reactor units at the existing Dukovany nuclear power plant site. ČEZ said obtaining a site licence means preparation for an announcement on tenders for suppliers to the Dukovany expansion project can start.

Regulation & Safety 09 March 2021