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X-energy signs agreement with Hatch to promote SMR development
25 September, 2020
US-based X-energy continues to advance its Xe-100 small modular...
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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...

US DOD awards contracts for micro-reactor design work
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The US Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded three teams, BWX Technologies, Westinghouse Government Services, and X-energy contracts to begin design work on a mobile nuclear...

KSB and Terrestrial Energy to collaborate on molten salt reactor pumps
Monday, March 09, 2020 by Germany’s KSB and Canada-based Terrestrial Energy have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the supply of primary pumps for use in the Integral Molten Salt...

CNL to collaborate with NB Power and UNSC on SMRs
Monday, March 02, 2020 by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has finalised a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with New Brunswick Power. The organisation has also signed an agreement with Ultra Safe...

US Oak Ridge Lab to collaborate with TVA on advanced reactors
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ONRL) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to "evaluate a...

Russia plans more advanced floating NPPs
Monday, February 24, 2020 by By mid-2020, Russia’s Iceberg Central Design Bureau (St Petersburg) is tasked by Afrikantov OKBM (Nizhny Novgorod) to develop a preliminary design for an optimised floating NPP...

South Africa seeks to revive PBMR project
Monday, February 10, 2020 by South African state-owned power utility Eskom is seeking to dispose of the state-owned company behind the development of the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor.

Russia to undertake graphite research for China’s HTGR
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 by Russia’s Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) in Dimitrovgrad has signed a long-term contract with China’s Fangda Carbon New Material Company.

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