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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.
Rolls-Royce joins NuScale team
Rolls-Royce has announced that it is supporting US-based NuScale Power LLC in its submission to the United States Department of Energy's (US DOE) funding opportunity announcement to...
SONGS 2 restart requires public hearing
The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will be required to hold a public hearing before it can restart unit 2, which has experienced steam generator problems.
Westinghouse announces intent to apply for DOE SMR funding
Westinghouse announced 8 April, that it intends to respond to the recent US Department of Energy funding opportunity to accelerate the deployment of small modular reactor (SMR) technology.
US DOE award $1 million for high-temperature reactor studies
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $1 million to the NGNP Industry Alliance Limited to continue business and economic analysis for using high temperature gas reactor...