Category Archives: Construction delays

Georgia Public Service monitor says new units could be delayed beyond 2017 and 2018‏

What happens when you’ve got all your approvals for two new reactors, but the bottom’s fallen out of the nuclear industry after Fukushima, with continued low natural gas prices, general incompetence on the part of your contractors and the continued … Continue reading

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Trouble on Nuclear Island: More in-fighting pushes back completion of new Finnish nuclear reactor

When a nuclear power plant is behind schedule or over budget, nuclear proponents like to blame pesky safety regulations or those darned environmentalists. As I told you last Thursday in a post on the expansion project at the Koeberg nuclear … Continue reading

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Update: Fitch downgrades credit outlook for SCANA to negative as a result of construction delay in V.C. Summer nuclear expansion

As I reported early last week, construction of two new reactors at the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant has been pushed back a year. Now, it looks as if the delay has had an impact on Summer’s owners’ credit rating. As … Continue reading

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Update: More details on construction delays at South Carolina nuke

Earlier today, I told you about the delay in construction of the new units at the V. C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina. Later, I found this South Carolina’s Post and Courier, giving further details into why the … Continue reading

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Another misleading headline: ‘Revised schedule’ instead of ‘delay’ for South Carolina nuke

Today, the Nuclear Energy Institute posted a link to a Platts news service story on its NEI SmartBrief page. But, rather than using the Platts headline: Builders’ schedule could delay completion of South Carolina nukes NEI used a less-specific headline: … Continue reading

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Georgia nuclear expansion is behind schedule and over budget, according to state Public Service Commission report

The Florida Times-Union’s Jacksonville.com website reported today: The companies building one of the first U.S. nuclear plants in a generation have missed project deadlines, and government monitors questioned in reports released Monday whether those delays could grow. Southern Co. subsidiary … Continue reading

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Finnish newspaper puts cost of single new reactor at Olkiluoto at $11 billion‏

The Bellona Foundation, an environmental group based in Sweden, carried a piece this morning on the rising cost of building a new reactor at the Olkiluoto facility in Finland: Woes continue to mount around the construction of Finland’s Olkiluoto 3, … Continue reading

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