Related Topic: Small Modular Reactors

Canadian pre-licensing review starts for BWRX-300

Canadian pre-licensing review starts for BWRX-300

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has initiated a vendor design review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for its BWRX-300 small modular reactor.

New Nuclear 22 May 2019


Metallic fuel under consideration for NuScale SMR

Metallic fuel under consideration for NuScale SMR

NuScale Power and Enfission, LLC are to work together to explore the use of Enfission's next-generation nuclear fuel technology in NuScale's small modular reactors (SMRs) under a newly announced memorandum of understanding.

New Nuclear 16 May 2019


Terrestrial Energy joins Generation IV Forum

Terrestrial Energy joins Generation IV Forum

Terrestrial Energy, a developer of advanced nuclear power plants using Integrated Molten Salt Reactor technology, has been admitted to the Generation IV International Forum. It is currently the only private sector company to hold this status.

New Nuclear 14 May 2019


New Frontier for computing at Oak Ridge

New Frontier for computing at Oak Ridge

The US Department of Energy has announced a USD600 million investment in a new supercomputer, to be named Frontier. It said the machine would enable "extreme scale scientific endeavours" to lead to "breakthroughs in scientific discovery, energy assurance, economic competitiveness and national security."

New Nuclear 08 May 2019


Doosan to participate in NuScale SMR development

Doosan to participate in NuScale SMR development

US small modular reactor developer NuScale Power has signed a memorandum of understanding with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction - part of South Korea's Doosan Group - for strategic cooperation to support deployment of the NuScale Power Module worldwide.

New Nuclear 30 April 2019


Russia expects operating licence for floating plant in July

Russia expects operating licence for floating plant in July

After a series of successful and comprehensive tests, including on its twin KLT-40 reactor system, the floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov is ready to start commercial operations, Russia's Rosatom announced today.

New Nuclear 24 April 2019


Brazilian government committed to nuclear, says energy minister

Brazilian government committed to nuclear, says energy minister

Brazil's national energy plan to 2050 will consider new nuclear power plants including generation IV technology and small modular reactors to meet growing national electricity demand, Minister for Mines and Energy Bento Albuquerque said yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 05 April 2019


First Canadian SMR licence application submitted

First Canadian SMR licence application submitted

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has received its first licence application for a small modular reactor . The application from Global First Power, with support from Ontario Power Generation and Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, supports a proposal to deploy a Micro Modular Reactor plant at Chalk River in Ontario.
 

Regulation & Safety 02 April 2019


December construction start for Chinese SMR

December construction start for Chinese SMR

China's Ministry of Environment is proceeding with the environmental impact assessment for a project to build an ACP100 small modular reactor at Changjiang, Hainan, with construction to begin by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 25 March 2019


Estonia to study siting of Moltex advanced reactor

Estonia to study siting of Moltex advanced reactor

Fermi Energia of Estonia has selected Moltex Energy as its preferred technology for its plans to establish carbon-free energy production in the Baltic region. Moltex Energy said yesterday that the two companies had signed a Memorandum of Understanding which expresses their intention to work together.

New Nuclear 22 March 2019