France’s electricity grid operator RTE has said that a strike in the French power sector has reduced generation at EDF’s 1300 MW St Alban 1 nuclear reactor by around 80 per cent.
Hitachi has announced that it will suspend work on the £13 billion Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in Anglesey, north Wales, due to rising costs.
Unit 1 of Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in China has completed its final regulatory test of continuous operation and full power for 168 hours, enabling the start of commercial operation.
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has announced its intent to acquire the business and certain assets of REI Nuclear, a decommissioning technology and tooling design company based in Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
A referendum in Taiwan resulted in voters opposing the Government policy of phasing out nuclear power by 2025.
Poland has indicated that it wants to generate more electricity from nuclear reactors, and hopes to attract over €88 billion of investment to achieve this.
Endesa of Spain has said that it plans to continue to operate its remaining coal and nuclear plants beyond 2030, and that it plans to finish one more retrofit and to install new battery units, while closing two units in 2020.
Rosatom has announced that it will begin construction of a seventh unit at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China in 2021.
Toshiba has announced that it is pulling out of the £15 billon Moorside nuclear power plant project in West Cumbria, UK.
French utility EDF has said that electricity generation at its 3600 MW Tricastin nuclear power plant could be restricted from October 27 due to the forecast flow rate of the Rhone river, from which it draws cooling water.