Reactor design rss

Holtec and GEH team up on advancing SMR-160

New Nuclear

15 February 2018

Holtec International and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy are to collaborate on accelerating the commercialisation of Holtec's SMR-160 small modular reactor (SMR). Their cooperation will initially include nuclear fuel development and control rod drive mechanisms.

Pallas design and construction contract awarded

New Nuclear

25 January 2018

Pallas agreement - January 2018 - 48The Ichos consortium has been selected to design and construct the Pallas research reactor, which is to be built at Petten in the Netherlands to replace the existing High Flux Reactor. The consortium comprises Argentinean nuclear technology firm Invap, together with Croonwolter&dros and Mobilis, both part of TBI Holdings of the Netherlands.

EDF and MHI to collaborate on Atmea joint venture


05 January 2018

Atmea1_68x48The Atmea joint venture between France's Areva and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is to be reorganised following the sale of Areva's reactor business to EDF, MHI and Assystem. Atmea was created in 2007 to develop, market, license and sell the 1100 MWe Atmea-1 pressurised water reactor combining both companies' technologies.

Federal facilities could benefit from SMRs, says report

New Nuclear

02 February 2018

Small modular reactors could provide valuable energy resilience for US federal sites as a secure, reliable, and flexible source of primary and backup power, a new report funded by the US Department of Energy has found.

NRC agrees NuScale SMR needs no back-up power

Regulation and Safety

10 January 2018

NuScale SMR 48The US nuclear regulator is satisfied that NuScale Power's small modular reactor (SMR) design can operate safely without the need for safety-related electrical systems. The reactor uses passive safety features, such as relying on convection, not pumps, to circulate water in the primary circuit.

UK ABWR executives chart path ahead for Horizon

New Nuclear

15 December 2017

Successful completion of the Generic Design Assessment process for Hitachi-GE's UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor is a "huge step forward" for Hitachi's UK subsidiary Horizon Nuclear Power, two senior executives said this week.