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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.
European stamp of approval for MHI's EU-APWR
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has been awarded a certificate of compliance to the European Utility Requirements (EUR) for its EU-APWR, a 1700MWe advanced pressurized water reactor.
US design certification for ESBWR
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR) design has been certified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), after a nine-year review process.
KEPCO to support US licensing of APR1400
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has awarded KEPCO E&C a contract to provide complementary design and licensing support for the APR1400 design certification by the US Nuclear...
ABWR passes UK GDA step 2, but full PSA needed
A pre-construction design review of the Hitachi-GE ABWR in the UK has proceeded to the next phase. Following a preliminary phase that ended in January 2014, the boiling water...
Design approval for Korean APR+ reactor
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has obtained standard design approval from the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission for its 1500 MW APR+ reactor design.
EDF Energy to lead hazard assessment
EDF Energy has been chosen to lead a knowledge-building project that aims to better understand the range of natural hazards to be considered during the design of energy infrastructure...
Quake-proof AP1000 under development
Westinghouse is developing a version of the AP1000 with enhanced seismic resistance for ‘some portions of the western United States and certain other countries,’ according to the company.
ESBWR design approval clears steam dryer issues
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's review of GE-Hitachi's 1550 MWe-capacity Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor design, ESBWR, which applied for (generic) design...
Enercon joins NuScale SMR team
NuScale Power has announced a strategic partnership with engineering, environmental, and technical services company Enercon Services Inc. to support deployment of the NuScale Power...
TerraPower signs up Babcock & Wilcox for traveling wave reactor development
TerraPower has signed a memorandum of understanding with The Babcock & Wilcox Company to support the development of TerraPower's Generation IV traveling wave reactor (TWR).
US consortium seeks to buy PBMR Company
National Project Management Corporation (NPMC) entering talks with South African ministers week.