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Holtec sees growing interest in its SMR-160
29 October, 2020
US-based Holtec said earlier this month that it was “pleased to observe”...
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US funding for Terrapower and X-energy
Thursday, October 15, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 13 October announced it has selected two teams to receive $160 million in initial funding under the new Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program...

Framatome and General Atomics collaborate in development of fast modular reactor
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by US-based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) intends to collaborate with Framatome on the development of its helium-cooled, 50MWe fast modular reactor (FMR).

Ultra Safe Nuclear looks to deploy microreactors in US by 2026
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) is proposing to partner with Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to deploy its...

Special steel protection for Russian icebreaker Leader
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Russia’s new nuclear icebreaker, Leader, will be protected by an ice belt made of extra strong steel, according to Sergey Golosienko, deputy head of the research and production complex...

Terrapower names Bechtel as construction partner for Natrium reactor
Sunday, October 11, 2020 by US-based TerraPower has named Bechtel as its plant design, licensing, procurement, and construction partner in a federal grant application to build a demonstration plant for the...

China completes development of CAP1400
Thursday, October 01, 2020 by China’s State Power Investment Corp (SPIC) said in late September that research and development work on the domestic third-generation Guo He One (CAP1400) reactor had been completed.

X-energy signs agreement with Hatch to promote SMR development
Friday, September 25, 2020 by US-based X-energy continues to advance its Xe-100 small modular reactor (SMR) design for deployment in Canada, and on 21 September signed a collaboration agreement for engineering...

NASA studies General Atomics reactor design for Mars missions
Monday, September 14, 2020 by US-based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has delivered a design concept of a Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) reactor to power future astronaut missions to Mars for...

TerraPower launches Natrium reactor
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 by US-based TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) have announced the launch of the Natrium reactor and energy system architecture.

US NRC issues final safety evaluation for NuScale SMR
Monday, August 31, 2020 by US-based NuScale Power announced on 28 August that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) had completed Phase 6 review—the last and final phase—of the Design Certification...

SMR-160 passes phase one of Canadian vendor design review
Thursday, August 27, 2020 by US-based Holtec International said that its SMR LLC subsidiary had completed Phase 1 of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Pre-Licensing Review of a Vendor’s Reactor Design...

Ultra Safe Nuclear contracts UK’s Howden to supply helium technology
Monday, August 17, 2020 by US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) said on 13 August that it had contracted with UK-based Howden to design a helium circulator for use in its Micro-Modular Reactor (MMR).

Jacobs to support development of Moltex Energy's Stable Salt Reactor
Thursday, August 06, 2020 by US-based Jacobs announced it has been selected to support development of Moltex Energy's Stable Salt Reactor. Jacobs will build a bespoke experimental facility for thermal...

EDF opens new UK engineering design centre
Thursday, July 16, 2020 by A new engineering design centre has been opened in the UK to support the next phase of construction at the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant, EDF Energy announced on 15 July.

UK funding for advanced reactors
Monday, July 13, 2020 by The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy announced that the government would invest £40 million ($50.5m) to develop the next generation of nuclear energy...

US companies collaborate on molten salt reactor
Thursday, May 28, 2020 by US-based Kairos Power and Materion Corporation has announced the formation of a strategic collaboration to develop a reliable and cost-effective supply of salt coolant...

Alloy 617 qualified in US, paving way for use in high-temperature reactors
Thursday, May 07, 2020 by A team at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in the USA in collaboration with groups at Argonne and Oak Ridge national laboratories, as well as industry consultants and...

Rosatom looks to smaller reactors
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is hoping to start construction of a small-scale land-based nuclear power plant in 2024, for commissioning in 2027.

Rolls-Royce and EUAS ICC to evaluate SMRs for use in Turkey
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by UK-based Rolls-Royce and Turkey’s EUAS International Incorporated Cell Company (EUAS ICC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to carry out a study to evaluate the...

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