Related Topic: Reactor Design

US DOE selects advanced reactordesigns for demonstration plants

US DOE selects advanced reactor designs for demonstration plants

Teams led by TerraPower and X-energy have been announced as the recipients of USD160 million in initial funding under the US Department of Energy's Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program. The companies get USD80 million each to build a demonstration plant that can be operational within seven years.

New Nuclear 14 October 2020


More organisations participate in OPEN100 project

More organisations participate in OPEN100 project

The Energy Impact Center has announced the first major update to OPEN100 - the world's first open-source design and implementation platform for a small, standard nuclear power plant. Launched in February 2020, the project aims to offer developers everything from a web interface to visualise plant and component design, costs studies and construction plans.

New Nuclear 02 October 2020


CANDU Owners Group, Nuclear Energy Agency to collaborate on PHWRs

CANDU Owners Group, Nuclear Energy Agency to collaborate on PHWRs

The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the CANDU Owners Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in research and activities related to pressurised heavy water reactors. The purpose of the MoU is to advance the scientific and technical knowledge base for PHWRs and foster cooperation amongst research organisations that support PHWRs.

Corporate 01 October 2020


Terrestrial Energy, L3Harris to develop simulator for IMSR

Terrestrial Energy, L3Harris to develop simulator for IMSR

L3Harris Technologies is to develop an engineering and operator training simulator for Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor under a newly announced contract. The simulator will support engineering activities and, subsequently, operator training as development of IMSR moves to licensing and construction prior to plant commissioning, Terrestrial said.

New Nuclear 30 September 2020


China launches CAP1400 reactor design

China launches CAP1400 reactor design

China's State Power Investment Corp has officially launched the CAP1400 reactor design following 12 years of research and development work. Also referred to as Guohe One, the 1400 MWe design is intended to be deployed in large numbers across the country, as well as for export.

New Nuclear 29 September 2020


CNL to help develop IMSR fuel monitoring technology

CNL to help develop IMSR fuel monitoring technology

Terrestrial Energy and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories are to collaborate on a programme of work evaluating safeguards related to the operation of Terrestrial's Integral Molten Salt Reactor. The work will involve developing and testing techniques to track the behaviour of the proposed liquid fuel that would be used in Terrestrial's IMSR design.

New Nuclear 16 September 2020


Kursk II completes steam generator hydraulic tests

Kursk II completes steam generator hydraulic tests

Atommash has completed hydraulic tests on the first steam generator for the Kursk II nuclear power plant under construction in Western Russia, which will be the first to use the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) reactor design. Atommash is part of Atomenergomash, the engineering division of state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

New Nuclear 04 September 2020


Nuclear industry leaders discuss game-changing issues

Nuclear industry leaders discuss game-changing issues

Leaders of World Nuclear Association working groups participated in a webinar yesterday to highlight some of the issues of key importance to the global nuclear industry. These include: harmonisation in reactor licensing; energy market design; safety regulation; and, new applications of nuclear energy. The Industry Gamechangers webinar was a pre-event to the Association's Strategic eForum to be held next week.

Nuclear Policies 03 September 2020


EDF to restart Hunterston B-7 soon

EDF to restart Hunterston B-7 soon

EDF has received regulatory approval to start generating low carbon power again from Reactor 3 at Hunterston B power station in Ayrshire, Scotland. This follows a two-year inspection and investment programme. EDF also said the plant will move into the defuelling phase no later than 7 January 2022. This is subject to a further inspection in the spring of 2021 and then regulatory approval for a final six months of operation.

Corporate 27 August 2020


NRC nears completion of NuScale SMR design review

NRC nears completion of NuScale SMR design review

Following a review by the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff have agreed that the commission's final safety evaluation report for NuScale's small modular reactor should be issued. Issuance of that report with no open items will complete NRC's technical review of the reactor design.

Regulation & Safety 27 August 2020