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US Holtec International and Canada’s SNC-Lavalin announced on 17 July...
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Terrestrial Energy launches siting study for molten salt reactor
Terrestrial Energy, which is developing advanced reactor power plants, said on 19 June that it has begun a feasibility study to explore siting the world's first commercial Integral...
Design work underway on X-energy’s HTGR
US company X-energy on 16 March announced the start of work on the conceptual design of its Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled pebble bed modular reactor.
Bechtel pulls out of SMR development
Bechtel confirmed on 13 March it is pulling out of small modular reactor (SMR) development as part of Generation mPower, a joint venture with BWXT (which was a part of Babcock &...
US companies collaborate on small fast reactor technology
US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Advanced Reactor Concepts (ARC Nuclear) on 12 March signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development and...
More funding for Swedish-Canadian lead-cooled reactor
Licensing and construction of a demonstration SEALER (Swedish Advanced Lead Fast Reactor) in Canada is progressing following funding of $200m from Essel Group Middle East,...
SPX Flow to design TerraPower’s sodium pump
Pump supplier SPX Flow has been named as an official supply chain partner to TerraPower. It has been chosen as a partner to design the primary sodium pump for TerraPower’s Travelling...
Interest in SMRs picks up
Nuclear plant designers and operators have joined a US consortium,SMR Start, aimed at boosting moves towards the commercialisation of small modular reactors (SMRs).
World's biggest fast reactor to start up in Russia in 2016
Unit 4 at Russia's Beloyarsk nuclear power plant, which has the world's largest sodium-cooled fast neutron reactor - the BN-800 - will begin commercial operation before the end of...
Agreement reached on redesign of Iran's Arak reactor
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran and EU3+3 countries (US, China, Russia, UK, France and Germany) have reached agreement regarding the redesigning of...
Westinghouse proposes partnership with UK on SMR development
Westinghouse has proposed to partner with the UK government in the development of small modular reactor technology.
NuScale Power sets out hopes for UK market
NuScale Power has set out an ambitious programme in its newly published UK Prospectus based on confidence in the development of its Small Modular Reactor (SMR) and its applicability...
Rosatom approves SVBR-100 detailed design review
The Scientific and Technical Council (STC) of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has approved the results of an expert review for the detailed design of the SVBR-100 fast...
China to support US travelling wave reactor
US-based TerraPower, founded in 2006 to develop advanced nuclear technology and backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, has signed a memorandum of understanding with China...
US patent for Russian SVBR fast reactor
Russia's Akme-engineering, joint venture between state nuclear corporation Rosatom and private company Irkutskenergo (controlled by En+ Group), has received a patent from the USA for...
Fresh prospect for nuclear desalination
Using nuclear power for seawater desalination could help to tackle the growing water shortages around the world. Russia is now offering a desalination facility packaged with a...
US begins review of Korean APR1400 reactor design
The US nuclear regulator has accepted for review an application to certify Korean-designed APR1400 reactor for use in the United States.
Rusatom offers nuclear desalination
The Russian nuclear industry is now offering a new product: desalination facilities integrated with large-scale Russian-designed nuclear power plants.
AREVA to design, test NuScale fuel
NuScale Power has signed a contract with AREVA Inc. for nuclear fuel design and related testing services.
Nuclear AMRC to work on NuScale SMR
The UK's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has signed an agreement to work with US-based NuScale on its 50 MW small modular reactor.
Chinese experts endorse AFCR design
A panel of Chinese nuclear experts has endorsed the Advanced Fuel CANDU Reactor (AFCR), a new 740 MWe design that can burn both recycled uranium and thorium-based fuels.