Reactor design rss

Westinghouse gets approval for SMR testing

New Nuclear

18 March 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved Westinghouse's testing approach for its small modular reactor design. Approval is a significant step toward design certification and will reduce the time ultimately needed to license the Westinghouse SMR, the company said yesterday.

US EPR plans suspended

Regulation and Safety

06 March 2015

US_EPR_(NRC)_48Areva Inc has asked the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to suspend work on the design certification of the US EPR until further notice, prompting Unistar Nuclear Energy to request the suspension of the review of its construction and operation licence application for Calvert Cliffs 3.

Regulators decide against convention change

Regulation and Safety

11 February 2015

Rafael Mariano Grossi (Dean Calma / IAEA) 72x48Seventy-two countries party to the Convention on Nuclear Safety declared their intention to continuously improve in that area, while a proscriptive proposal to amend the convention did not gain consensus.

UK assessment of AP1000 design advances

Regulation and Safety

12 March 2015

The UK's generic design assessment (GDA) of the AP1000 reactor has entered the "closeout phase", Westinghouse announced today. The GDA process is scheduled to be completed in January 2017.

APR1400 accepted for design certification

Regulation and Safety

05 March 2015

APR1400 plant - 48US design certification of Korea's APR1400 reactor design can begin in earnest after the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission formally accepted a revised application from Korea Electric Power Corporation and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power.

Terrestrial Energy moves forward on molten salt reactor

New Nuclear

08 January 2015

IMSR_(Terrestrial_Energy)_48Canadian company Terrestrial Energy is to collaborate with the USA's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop its molten salt reactor to the engineering blueprint stage.