The boss of EDF said he hopes more offline nuclear reactors could return to production before the end of the year.
A nuclear reactor which was shutdown after a minor fault should restart this week.
Finland's Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) applied for an operating licence for the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor on Thursday, taking aim at a 2018 start-up, nine years later than planned.
The French government is said to be willing to support a 10-year extension to the life of the country’s nuclear reactors.
North Korea is said to have restarted a plutonium production reactor which could provide a stockpile for nuclear weapons.
India said it was on track to seal a deal next year with Westinghouse Electric Co LLC to build six nuclear reactors. The move is seen as a sign the country’s $150billion nuclear power programme is getting off the ground.
Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a lifetime enterprise agreement from EDF Energy Generation to provide technical support and expertise for the lifetime of their current UK reactor fleet. The agreement will cover all interfaces of work with a focus on EDF Energy’s reactor systems, reactor technology and plant performance to the end of the operating life of its existing fleet of advanced gas-cooler reactors.