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In pictures: Refurb of 125-metre cooling tower at Mochovce

In pictures: Refurb of 125-metre cooling tower at Mochovce

Slovenské Elektrárne has released a series of photos of work on a cooling tower at unit 1 of the nuclear power plant which has extended its life to 2060 and enabled an increase in power output.

Corporate 17 May 2022


Slovak agreement reached on measures to limit energy bills

Slovak agreement reached on measures to limit energy bills

Slovenské Elektrárne and the Slovakian government have agreed measures which the company says are worth about EUR850 million (USD964 million) to limit the impact of rising electricity prices.

Corporate 22 February 2022


Czech, Slovak firms cooperate on plant long-term operation

Czech, Slovak firms cooperate on plant long-term operation

Czech utility ČEZ and Slovak radioactive waste management company JAVYS have extended their cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Cooperation to collaborate on the management of aging equipment and the reduction in volume of waste in nuclear power plants.

Corporate 08 February 2022


Mochovce 3 to get commissioning licence

Mochovce 3 to get commissioning licence

Slovakian regulators have made the decision to permit commissioning of Mochovce unit 3, bringing to an end several years of delays to address appeals by the Austrian anti-nuclear group Global 2000.

New Nuclear 26 January 2022


Pressure vessel segmented at Bohunice

Pressure vessel segmented at Bohunice

A milestone was reached in the decommissioning of Slovakia's Bohunice V1 reactor when Javys completed cutting up its pressure vessel. Most of the component has been disposed of as low-level radioactive waste.

Waste & Recycling 29 November 2021


V4 countries reiterate support for nuclear

V4 countries reiterate support for nuclear

Ministers from Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland (the Visegrad 4) met in Paks and agreed: "Without nuclear power it will not be possible to achieve the goals of climate neutrality." They called on the European Commission to approve its inclusion in the taxonomy of sustainable investments.

Nuclear Policies 19 November 2021


IAEA sees improved operational safety at Mochovce 3

IAEA sees improved operational safety at Mochovce 3

Slovenské Elektrárne has strengthened operational safety at unit 3 of Slovakia's Mochovce nuclear power plant ahead of commercial operation, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. The team said the plant management had made significant progress in addressing the findings of a previous IAEA review in 2019.

Regulation & Safety 13 September 2021


Slovakian parliament bans foreign waste services

Slovakian parliament bans foreign waste services

Processing radioactive waste or used fuel from other countries has been banned in Slovakia, after a parliamentary resolution yesterday. The move will force the closure of a business unit of JAVYS, potentially leading to job losses once ongoing work is completed.

Waste & Recycling 09 September 2021


New nuclear reactor will make Slovakia a power exporter

New nuclear reactor will make Slovakia a power exporter

Slovakia's new Mochovce 3 reactor is slated to start up and generate electricity this year with unit 4 following in 2023, according to an energy security report released by the Ministry of Economy. Once it starts up, Mochovce 3 will immediately tip Slovakia's energy balance back to an export footing.

Corporate 17 August 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