Small Modular Reactors rss

Porvair's role in China’s small modular reactor development

New Nuclear

13 April 2015

HTGR filter 48Porvair Filtration Group has announced its role in the High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor currently being developed at Tsinghua University in China. The British company said the technology has the potential to create affordable and reliable energy in some of the world's poorest and most remote countries.

Clean energy for US federal agencies

Energy and Environment

23 March 2015

Clean energy sources, including small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs), must make up at least 25% of the energy consumed by US federal agencies by 2025 under an executive order on federal sustainability issued by President Barack Obama.

Saudi Arabia and Argentina form R&D joint venture

Nuclear Policies

09 March 2015

Invap-Taqnia_meeting_(Invap)_48State-owned R&D companies from Argentina and Saudi Arabia have set up a joint venture company, Invania, to develop nuclear technology for Saudi Arabia's nuclear power program.

NuScale upper module mock-up completed

New Nuclear

31 March 2015

NuScale upper module mock-up - 48NuScale Power has completed fabrication and assembly of a full-scale upper module mock-up of its NuScale small modular reactor.

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.

Saudi Arabia teams up with Korea on SMART

New Nuclear

04 March 2015

Park-Salaman - March 2015 48At least two South Korean-designed SMART reactors could be built in Saudi Arabia following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries yesterday. Korea and Saudi are to jointly promote the reactor in the global market.