13.02.2018_No31 / News in Brief

EDF Energy Wins Capacity Auction For Nuclear Fleet

13 Feb (NucNet): UK-based EDF Energy has been awarded capacity auction agreements for its Dungeness B, Sizewell B, Hinkley Point B, Heysham A and B, Hartlepool, Torness, and Hunterston B nuclear power stations.

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13.02.2018_No31 / News in Brief

Russian Regulator Allows Uprate Start Of Rostov-3

13 Feb (NucNet): Russia’s nuclear regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a permit to state nuclear operator Rosenergoatom to increase the operational capacity of Unit 3 of the Rostov nuclear power station in southern Russia, a statement by Rosenergoatom said.

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13.02.2018_No31 / News in Brief

Fuel Loading Complete At Japan’s Ohi-3

13 Feb (NucNet): All 193 fuel assemblies have been loaded into the reactor core of Japan’s Ohi-3 nuclear reactor unit in Fukui Prefecture, southwest Japan, operator Kansai Electric Power Company said.

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13.02.2018_No31 / News in Brief

Slovakia’s Mochovce-3 Connected To Grid To Power Commissioning Work

13 Feb (NucNet): Unit 3 of the Mochovce nuclear power station in western Slovakia has been connected to the national grid with the aim to secure power supply for construction and commissioning activities, said a statement by Slovak utility Slovenské Elektrárne.

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13.02.2018_No31 / News in Brief

US Government Proposes $120M Funding For Yucca Mountain In 2019 Budget

13 Feb (NucNet): The White House has pledged $120m (€97m) of funding in its 2019 federal budget proposal for the planned Yucca Mountain deep geological repository in Nevada, the US Department of Energy (DOE) said in a statement.

12.02.2018_No30 / News in Brief

India Issues ‘Excavation Clearance’ For Two Units At Gorakhpur, Say Reports

12 Feb (NucNet): India’s Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has given an “excavation clearance” for the first two units at the Gorakhpur nuclear power station project in Haryana state, local media reported.

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12.02.2018_No30 / News in Brief

IAEA Starts New Research Reactor Peer Review Service

12 Feb (NucNet): The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has started a new peer review service to assist member states in the development of infrastructure for nuclear research reactors – the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review for Research Reactors (INIR-RR).

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12.02.2018_No30 / News in Brief

GNF Delivers Accident Tolerant Fuels For Installation At US Plant

12 Feb (NucNet): US-based Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) has manufactured and shipped batches of test assemblies of its IronClad and Armor accident tolerant fuels to the Southern Nuclear Operating Company for installation at the two-unit Hatch nuclear power station in early 2018.

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12.02.2018_No30 / News in Brief

US Congress Extends Nuclear Production Tax-Credit Law

12 Feb (NucNet): The US Congress has passed a budget bill that extends the nuclear production tax-credit (PTC), which will apply to new nuclear power plants coming into service after 31 December 2020, Washington-based Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) said.

09.02.2018_No29 / News in Brief

China’s CGN To Cooperate With South Korea’s Doosan On I&C Development

9 Feb (NucNet): China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) has agreed to cooperate with South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company on the supply of instrumentation and control (I&C) products for four nuclear reactor units in South Korea, CGN said.

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09.02.2018_No29 / News in Brief

Spain’s Tecnatom To Provide Simulator Services To Romania’s Cernavodă

9 Feb (NucNet): Spain-based engineering company Tecnatom has been awarded a contract to provide training services on the modelling of simulation systems for Romania’s Cernavodă nuclear power station.

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09.02.2018_No29 / News in Brief

Taipower Seeks To Restart Kuosheng-2, Reports Say

9 Feb (NucNet): Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), Taiwan’s state-run nuclear operator, has submitted an application to Taiwan’s Atomic Energy Council (AEC) for permission to restart the Kuosheng-2 nuclear power unit, reports in local media said.

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09.02.2018_No29 / News in Brief

Sweden’s Forsmark and Ringhals Had Record Production Year In 2017

9 Feb (NucNet): Swedish utility Vattenfall’s Forsmark and Ringhals nuclear power stations had a record production year in 2017 generating 52,0 TWh of electricity, which accounted for 37% of Sweden’s electricity production for the year.

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09.02.2018_No29 / News in Brief

Fuel Loading Begins At Japan’s Ohi-3

9 Feb (NucNet): Fuel loading started today at Japan’s Ohi-3 nuclear reactor unit in Fukui Prefecture, southwest Japan, operator Kansai Electric Power Company said.

08.02.2018_No28 / News in Brief

Spain’s Tecnatom To Supply Valves For Slovenia’s Krško

8 Feb (NucNet): Spanish engineering firm Tecnatom has won a contract to supply safety-related valves for the refurbishment project at Slovenia’s Krško nuclear power station.

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08.02.2018_No28 / News in Brief

First Fuel Delivered For Olkiluoto-3 EPR

8 Feb (NucNet): The nuclear fuel needed for the eventual start of electricity generation at the Olkiluoto-3 EPR unit under construction in Finland has been delivered onsite, nuclear operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said today.

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08.02.2018_No28 / News in Brief

Canadian Regulator Renews Licence For OPG’s Pickering Waste Management Facility

8 Feb (NucNet): The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has renewed Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) operating licence for the Pickering Waste Management Facility (PWMF) in Ontario, a statement by CNSC said.

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08.02.2018_No28 / News in Brief

PreussenElektra Receives Decommissioning Licence For Single-Unit Unterweser In North Germany

8 Feb (NucNet): Hannover-based nuclear operator PreussenElektra has received a licence to decommission and dismantle the single-unit Unterweser nuclear power station near Nordenham in Lower Saxony, north Germany, a statement by the company said.

07.02.2018_No27 / News in Brief

Millstone Units ‘Critical’ For Power Supply And Carbon Targets In New England Region, Connecticut State Report Says

7 Feb (NucNet): The two-unit Millstone nuclear power station is “critical” for the security of power supply and meeting greenhouse gas reduction targets in both the State of Connecticut and the New England region as a whole, found a report by Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

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07.02.2018_No27 / News in Brief

Canadian BWX Technologies To Supply Zircaloy Tubes For Romania’s Nuclearelectrica

7 Feb (NucNet): BWX Technologies (BWXT) of Canada has won a contract to manufacture zircaloy-4 seamless tubes for Romania’s state-owned Nuclearelectrica, the company that operates the country’s only nuclear power station at Cernavodă.

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