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Third Barakah unit receives operating licence

Third Barakah unit receives operating licence

Nawah Energy Company has received an operating licence for the third unit at Barakah from the UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, clearing the way for commissioning to begin.

Regulation & Safety 17 June 2022


US and Canadian regulators complete joint review of Terrestrial’s IMSR

US and Canadian regulators complete joint review of Terrestrial’s IMSR

Terrestrial Energy said that the joint technical review of its integral molten salt reactor is an "important step forward" and it "paves the way for further cross-border collaboration".

Regulation & Safety 08 June 2022


European regulators to cooperate on Nuward SMR licensing

European regulators to cooperate on Nuward SMR licensing

France's Nuward small modular reactor design will be the case study for a European early joint regulatory review led by the French nuclear safety regulator with the participation of the Czech and Finnish nuclear regulators, EDF has announced.

New Nuclear 06 June 2022


Fennovoima ends Hanhikivi 1 licensing process

Fennovoima ends Hanhikivi 1 licensing process

Fennovoima has withdrawn its construction licence application for the planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant project at Pyhäjoki in northern Finland. The move follows the company's termination of the plant's engineering, procurement and construction contract with Russia's RAOS Project earlier this month.

New Nuclear 24 May 2022


Viewpoint: The nuclear industry’s need for harmonisation

Viewpoint: The nuclear industry’s need for harmonisation

International collaboration and initiatives to harmonise the regulatory process for new nuclear are of fundamental importance to the safe and successful deployment of small modular reactors across the world, with positive steps already being taken, says Ramzi Jammal, executive vice-president and chief regulatory operations officer for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. He was speaking at World Nuclear Association's fourth CORDEL regional workshop held in Lyon.

Perspectives 27 May 2022


China approves construction of six new reactors

China approves construction of six new reactors

The construction of two new reactors at each of the Sanmen, Haiyang and Lufeng nuclear power plant sites in China has been approved by the country's State Council. The approvals are for Sanmen units 3 and 4, Haiyang 3 and 4 and units 5 and 6 of the Lufeng plant.

New Nuclear 21 April 2022


EIA submitted for Poland's first nuclear power plant

EIA submitted for Poland's first nuclear power plant

Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe, the Polish government company that is progressing its policy to deploy up to six reactors at multiple sites in the country by 2040, has submitted the environmental impact assessment report for the first plant.

New Nuclear 31 March 2022


Construction permit issued for Czech research reactor

Construction permit issued for Czech research reactor

The Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague has obtained permission from the State Office for Nuclear Safety to build the VR-2 research reactor. Construction and commissioning of the subcritical reactor is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 28 March 2022


Fortum applies to operate Loviisa until 2050

Fortum applies to operate Loviisa until 2050

Finnish utility Fortum Power and Heat Oy has submitted an application to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment to operate both units 1 and 2 of its Loviisa nuclear power plant until the end of 2050. The current operating licences expire at the end of 2027 and 2030, respectively.

Regulation & Safety 18 March 2022


Belgian regulators OK isotope residue facility

Belgian regulators OK isotope residue facility

Belgium's SCK-CEN nuclear research centre has received all the licences needed for the construction and operation of a facility to support the RECUMO project to manage and recycle radioactive residues from the production of medical radioisotopes.

Waste & Recycling 04 March 2022