Reactor design rss

Ukraine applauds WANO's pilot cross-centre review at Rovno


25 November 2016

The head of Energoatom has described the World Association of Nuclear Operators' first cross-regional review, which is taking place at the Rovno nuclear power plant in Ukraine, as a "very useful" exercise that reflects changes to WANO's approach following the 2011 Fukushima accident in Japan.

Canadian design review for StarCore HTGR

New Nuclear

08 November 2016

StarCore_artists_impression_(StarCore)-48Canadian reactor designer StarCore Nuclear has applied to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to begin the vendor design review process for its Generation IV high temperature gas reactor (HTGR).

Hitachi-GE to develop UK and Welsh BWR expertise


31 October 2016

Hitachi-GE, Bangor Uni, Imperial - October 2016 - 48Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy announced today it is to provide industry advice to Imperial College and Bangor University's newly formed Boiling Water Reactor Research Hub and Network, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding. Cooperation will include part-time deployment of a researcher to Bangor, and building on the existing program of Japanese internships for UK students.

IAEA considers Atmea 1 design 'seismically robust'

Regulation and Safety

14 November 2016

Atmea1_68x48The International Atomic Energy Agency has conducted a seismic review of the Atmea 1 reactor design. This is the first such review it has carried out on a new nuclear power reactor design.

Russia's BN-800 unit enters commercial operation

New Nuclear

01 November 2016

Beloyarsk 4 - 48Unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant in Russia has started commercial operation, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced today. The BN-800 fast neutron reactor started operating at 100% power for the first time on 17 August.

Westinghouse expands SMR study team

New Nuclear

12 October 2016

Westinghouse will work with UK shipbuilder Cammell Laird as well as the country’s Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) on a study to explore potential design efficiencies to reduce the lead times of its small modular reactor.