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Newcleo raises USD316 million, talks with Orano

Newcleo raises USD316 million, talks with Orano

The UK-headquartered developer of small modular lead-cooled fast reactors, Newcleo, says it has successfully raised EUR300 million (USD316 million) and also announced it has contracted France’s Orano for feasibility studies on the establishment of a mixed plutonium-uranium oxides production plant.

New Nuclear 20 June 2022


US and Canadian regulators complete joint review of Terrestrial’s IMSR

US and Canadian regulators complete joint review of Terrestrial’s IMSR

Terrestrial Energy said that the joint technical review of its integral molten salt reactor is an "important step forward" and it "paves the way for further cross-border collaboration".

Regulation & Safety 08 June 2022


European regulators to cooperate on Nuward SMR licensing

European regulators to cooperate on Nuward SMR licensing

France's Nuward small modular reactor design will be the case study for a European early joint regulatory review led by the French nuclear safety regulator with the participation of the Czech and Finnish nuclear regulators, EDF has announced.

New Nuclear 06 June 2022


Viewpoint: The nuclear industry’s need for harmonisation

Viewpoint: The nuclear industry’s need for harmonisation

International collaboration and initiatives to harmonise the regulatory process for new nuclear are of fundamental importance to the safe and successful deployment of small modular reactors across the world, with positive steps already being taken, says Ramzi Jammal, executive vice-president and chief regulatory operations officer for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. He was speaking at World Nuclear Association's fourth CORDEL regional workshop held in Lyon.

Perspectives 27 May 2022


Nuclear power remains key sector for MHI

Nuclear power remains key sector for MHI

There is renewed interest in nuclear power from a decarbonisation and energy security perspective, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said while announcing progress in its 2021 Medium-Term Business Plan, which covers the period FY2021-FY2023. The company said it will continue supporting the restart of Japan's reactors while developing small modular reactors and advanced reactors.

Corporate 12 May 2022


Tractebel to conduct Nuward SMR conceptual design studies

Tractebel to conduct Nuward SMR conceptual design studies

Tractebel is to contribute to the development of France's Nuward small modular reactor project. The Belgian engineering firm will conduct studies for the completion of the conceptual design of "the first SMR in the European Union".

New Nuclear 09 May 2022


Kairos consortium formed to help develop its reactor technology

Kairos consortium formed to help develop its reactor technology

Bruce Power, Constellation, Southern Company and Tennessee Valley Authority have joined Kairos Power Operations, Manufacturing and Development Alliance. The consortium's goal is to advance the development of Kairos Power's advanced fluoride salt-cooled high-temperature reactor technology.

Corporate 20 April 2022


AP1000 remains attractive option for US market, says MIT

AP1000 remains attractive option for US market, says MIT

An overnight capital cost of USD2900 per kilowatt for the next AP1000 series in the USA is achievable, according to an independent assessment by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems. The report considers the cost in the context of the experience realised at the Vogtle site in Georgia, where two AP1000 units are under construction.

New Nuclear 08 April 2022


Newcleo, ENEA to cooperate on advanced reactors

Newcleo, ENEA to cooperate on advanced reactors

UK-based innovative reactor developer Newcleo has signed a framework agreement with ENEA - the Italian national agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development - to cooperate on the development of small, lead-cooled fast reactors.

New Nuclear 16 March 2022


Indian test reactor reaches operation landmark

Indian test reactor reaches operation landmark

India's fast breeder test reactor has reached its full 40 MWt design power level for the first time, more than 35 years since it first started operating. The test reactor, which has an underpinning role in India's preparation for a thorium-based closed fuel cycle, had previously been limited to 32 MWt.

New Nuclear 08 March 2022