Small Modular Reactors rss

UK SMR consortium calls for government support

New Nuclear

12 September 2017

SMR render - 48The UK government must give the country's nuclear industry clarity on the potential development and deployment of small modular reactors, Rolls-Royce and its partners in the UK SMR consortium said today. There is a "once in a lifetime" opportunity for Britain to design, manufacture and operate such reactors, they added.

NuScale proposes partnership for UK SMR

New Nuclear

06 September 2017

NuScale Power of the USA has today launched an action plan for the near-term deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) in the UK. The plan sets out how the company will partner with UK industry to deliver a "multi-billion pound SMR venture".

NRC approves safety platform for NuScale SMR

Regulation and Safety

18 July 2017

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has concluded that the highly integrated protection system (HIPS) platform developed for NuScale Power's small modular reactor is acceptable for use in plant safety-related instrumentation and control systems.

Advanced fuel agreements signed

Uranium and Fuel

07 September 2017

Two separate innovative nuclear fuels are closer to deployment thanks to agreements signed yesterday. Lightbridge Corporation and Areva NP signed a binding agreement to set up a joint venture to develop, manufacture and commercialise Lightbridge's advanced metallic fuel technology, while a memorandum of understanding between X-energy and Centrus Energy will see the companies work toward the development of a facility to fabricate Triso fuel.

Stakeholders show interest in Canadian small reactor plans

New Nuclear

21 August 2017

Chalk_River_long-term_strategy_vision_(CNL)-48Over 70 organisations have submitted responses to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' request for expressions of interest in small modular reactors, including more than 15 expressions of interest in building a prototype or demonstration reactor.

SNC-Lavalin and Holtec team up on SMR development

New Nuclear

18 July 2017

SMR-160_(Holtec)_48The USA's Holtec International has signed a teaming agreement with Canada's SNC-Lavalin to collaborate in the development of Holtec's SMR-160 small modular reactor.