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The Pickering nuclear power station in Ontario, Canada. Photo courtesy OPG. Canada’s nuclear regulator CNSC said it has not received an application from Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to operate four out of six reactor units at the Pickering nuclear power station beyond their scheduled shutdown date of 31 December 2024.

The regulator was responding to press reports this week which quoted the office of Ontario’s energy minister as saying OPG plans to extend the facility’s life beyond 2024.

“[Ontario Power Generation’s] proposal does include operating four of the six units one year past 2024,” a representative for energy minister Greg Rickford said in an email, according to BNN Bloomberg.

Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/canada-s-regulator-says-it-has-not-received-lifetime-extension-application-1-5-2020

South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) has approved the construction of seven additional used fuel storage structures at the Wolsong nuclear plant.

Date: Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssouth-korean-regulator-approves-additional-used-fuel-storage-facility-7598760

South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) today approved Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power's (KHNP) application to construct additional capacity for the interim storage of used fuel at the Wolsong nuclear power plant. Current storage at the existing used fuel facility is nearing full capacity.

Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Expansion-of-Wolsong-used-fuel-store-approved

South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) today approved Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power's (KHNP) application to construct additional capacity for the interim storage of used fuel at the Wolsong nuclear power plant. Current storage at the existing used fuel facility is nearing full capacity.

Date: Saturday, 11 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Expansion-of-Wolsong-used-fuel-store-approved

New Brunswick Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland yesterday affirmed the province's support for the siting of ARC Nuclear Canada Inc's ARC-100 small modular reactor (SMR) at the existing Point Lepreau nuclear power plant.

Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/New-Brunswick-affirms-support-for-Point-Lepreau-SM

Canada-based L3Harris Technologies has been selected by Romania’s Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica (SNN) to upgrade the Cernavoda NPP operator training simulator. L3Harris will modernise the simulator’s ageing hardware and improve its software performance and maintainability. The upgraded facility is expected to be in service in the third quarter of 2021.

Date: Saturday, 07 December 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsupgrade-for-cernavoda-simulator-7543976

Candu Energy Inc - a subsidiary of Canada's SNC-Lavalin - has been awarded a contract by China National Nuclear Power Co Ltd (CNNP) for pre-project work for a proposed two-unit Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) plant in China. The work relates to planning and licensing in preparation for the project, construction of which is expected to start in or around 2021.

Date: Wednesday, 04 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SNC-Lavalin-to-conduct-pre-project-work-for-Chines

Innovation has always been at the heart of the nuclear power industry and its future depends on this commitment to technological advancement in both large and small reactor designs. This was the message of the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) General Ministerial Conference held in Washington DC last week.

Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Conference-Advancing-the-rebirth-of-nuclear-power

Kairos Power, Moltex Canada, Terrestrial Energy Inc and UltraSafe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) have been selected as the first recipients of support under an initiative launched earlier this year to accelerate the deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) in Canada, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has announced.

Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/CNL-selects-first-SMR-vendors-for-cost-shared-fund

The first of 6,240 fuel bundles have been loaded into unit 2 at Ontario Power Generation's (OPG’s) Darlington NPP, the company said on 12 November. Darlington 2 is the first of the site's four Candu reactors to undergo refurbishment as part of a CAD12.8 billion ($9 billion) project scheduled for completion in 2026. OPG reported net income attributable to the shareholder of $319 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared with $279 million for the same quarter of 2018. Ken Hartwick, OPG President and CEO said: "Our strong financial results for the quarter once again demonstrate the high quality performance across our fleet. Within our nuclear fleet, we have seen unprecedented levels of uninterrupted generation, continuing to provide the people of Ontario with clean, reliable energy every day."

Date: Friday, 15 November 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdarlington-refurbishment-remains-on-track-7508072