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French regulator supports safety options for EPR1200

French regulator supports safety options for EPR1200

France's nuclear safety regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, at the request of the government, has issued an opinion on the safety options file for EDF's EPR1200 pressurised water reactor design. It said its opinion on the safety options for the design - intended for export - is broadly similar to that it gave in July 2019 on those of the EPR2 reactor, from which it is derived.

Regulation & Safety 02 February 2023


MoltexFLEX wins grant for graphite research

MoltexFLEX wins grant for graphite research

Moltex Energy Limited subsidiary MoltexFLEX has received a research grant to work with researchers at the University of Manchester to investigate how its FLEX reactor's molten coolant salt interacts with graphite, enabling detailed characterisation work to be undertaken.

New Nuclear 01 February 2023


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Canadian and UK regulators agree terms for cooperation

Canadian and UK regulators agree terms for cooperation

Terms of Reference have been signed and published between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation for a Memorandum of Cooperation between the two organisations. They plan to share best practice and experience around reviewing Advanced Modular Reactor and Small Modular Reactor technologies.

Regulation & Safety 19 January 2023


Draft design for molten-salt research reactor plant in Russia

Draft design for molten-salt research reactor plant in Russia

Russia's NA Dollezhal Research and Development Institute of Power Engineering has completed the draft design for a research reactor with a circulating molten salt fuel due to be built at the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Mining and Chemical Combine in Krasnoyarsk region.

New Nuclear 06 January 2023


Copenhagen Atomics puts forward SMR design for UK appraisal

Copenhagen Atomics puts forward SMR design for UK appraisal

UK Atomics - a subsidiary of Denmark's Copenhagen Atomics - has submitted a Generic Design Assessment entry application for its small and modular thorium molten salt reactor to the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

New Nuclear 05 January 2023


Samsung completes design of CMSR Power Barge

Samsung completes design of CMSR Power Barge

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has completed the conceptual design for the CMSR Power Barge - a floating nuclear power plant based on compact molten salt reactors - and obtained the basic certification of the design from the American Bureau of Shipping.

New Nuclear 04 January 2023


General Atomics announces concept for Fusion Pilot Plant

General Atomics announces concept for Fusion Pilot Plant

San Diego, California-based General Atomics has announced a steady-state, compact advanced tokamak Fusion Pilot Plant concept, which it says capitalises on its innovations and advancements in fusion technology.

New Nuclear 25 October 2022


Holtec, Hyundai to accelerate SMR development

Holtec, Hyundai to accelerate SMR development

Holtec International of the USA and South Korea's Hyundai Engineering & Construction have agreed to accelerate the programme to complete the balance of plant design of the remaining systems and structures for the SMR-160 advanced small modular reactor.

Corporate 20 October 2022


World's largest chloride salt system in place

World's largest chloride salt system in place

Southern Company and TerraPower have completed construction and installation of a new test facility at TerraPower's laboratory in Everett, Washington. The Integrated Effects Test will be used in the development of the Molten Chloride Fast Reactor.

New Nuclear 19 October 2022


Westinghouse and Ansaldo Nucleare collaborate on next-gen LFR nuclear plant

Westinghouse and Ansaldo Nucleare collaborate on next-gen LFR nuclear plant

Westinghouse Electric Company and Ansaldo Nucleare have signed a new cooperation agreement to develop a next generation nuclear power plant based on Lead-cooled Fast Reactor technology.

New Nuclear 04 October 2022