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Russia and Philippines agree to nuclear cooperation

Nuclear Policies

15 November 2017

Russia-Philippines - November 2017 - 48Russia is to assist the Philippines in developing national policies for the development of nuclear energy through a memorandum of cooperation signed on 13 November. The cooperation will include feasibility studies on the construction of small modular reactors.

Rolls-Royce to conduct SMR study for Jordan

New Nuclear

09 November 2017

Rolls-Royce has signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned Jordan Atomic Energy Commission to conduct a technical feasibility study for the construction of a Rolls-Royce small modular reactor in the Middle Eastern country. The signing took place at the British Embassy in Paris between Alan Woods, strategy and business development director at Rolls-Royce, and Kamal Araj, JAEC vice chairman.

Russian floating plant cargo arrives at Pevek

New Nuclear

30 October 2017

Cargo ship arrives at Pevek - 48Ships carrying cargo to support "the world's first" floating nuclear power plant have arrived at the port of Pevek, in the Chukotka district of Russia, Rosenergoatom announced today. Rosenergoatom, the nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of Rosatom, also said the floating plant Akademik Lomonosov will be towed to Murmansk in May, be loaded with fuel in October and commissioned in November next year.

Contract signed for US advanced manufacturing centre

New Nuclear

10 November 2017

NuScale Power and Concurrent Technologies Corporation have signed the initial contract for the new Centre for Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing. The contract covers prototype work for manufacturing NuScale's helical coil steam generators, a major component in the NuScale small modular reactor design that is under certification review by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Integrated Molten Salt Reactor passes pre-licensing milestone

New Nuclear

09 November 2017

IMSR_facility_(CC-BY-SA)-48The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has completed the first phase of a vendor design review of Terrestrial Energy Inc's Integrated Molten Salt Reactor. The design is the first advanced reactor to complete the first phase of the CNSC's regulatory pre-licensing review.

Ontario outlines long-term energy plans

Nuclear Policies

30 October 2017

The government of Ontario has reconfirmed its support for the Canadian province's nuclear sector in its long-term energy roadmap. The plan focuses on energy affordability, innovation and customer choice in the province, which already generates over 90% of its electricity without producing greenhouse gases.