Small Modular Reactors rss

Helium fan produced for Chinese HTR-PM

New Nuclear

19 August 2014

HTR helium turbine 48A prototype helium fan for use in China's HTR-PM high-temperature gas-cooled reactor has successfully completed testing. A demonstration plant based on twin HTR-PM units is currently under construction at Shidaowan, Shandong province.

Iberdrola joins GE-Hitachi for Prism

New Nuclear

23 July 2014

Prism (GE-Hitachi) 47x48Spanish utility Iberdrola will work with GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy to develop a proposal to build a Prism integral fast reactor in the UK, but is yet to decide the scope of its involvement either as an engineer or operator of the potential plant.

Sogaz insures Russia's nuclear power plants


29 April 2014

Smolensk 48Russian insurance group Sogaz has again won the annual tender to provide property insurance to all of the country's nuclear power plants. It is also to insure the construction of Russia's first floating nuclear power plant.

Japan, Indonesia team up on HTGR development

Nuclear Policies

05 August 2014

A demonstration high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) could be constructed in Indonesia following the signing of a cooperation agreement between Japan and Indonesia on developing such reactors.

Federal funding agreed for NuScale

New Nuclear

29 May 2014

NuScale SMR cross section 48NuScale will receive up to $217 million in funding over five years to develop its small modular reactor under an agreement finalised with the US Department of Energy.

New concept for offshore nuclear plant

New Nuclear

16 April 2014

MIT platform power plant concept (Jake Jurewicz / MIT-NSE) 72x48A new floating nuclear power plant concept has been put forward by US university MIT based an offshore platform similar to those used by the oil industry.