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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


MHI develops reactor with enhanced safety features

MHI develops reactor with enhanced safety features

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has launched the SRZ-1200 advanced pressurised water reactor design. Developed in collaboration with four Japanese utilities, the 1200 MWe reactor is designed to meet the country's enhanced regulatory safety standards.

New Nuclear 29 September 2022


MoltexFLEX launches flexibly-operated molten salt reactor

MoltexFLEX launches flexibly-operated molten salt reactor

Moltex Energy Limited subsidiary MoltexFLEX has launched its FLEX molten salt reactor that, through flexible operation and the use of thermal storage technology, can support intermittent renewable energy through its rapid responsiveness to changes in demand.

New Nuclear 29 September 2022


Canadian review of eVinci design begins

Canadian review of eVinci design begins

Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a service agreement with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, initiating a pre-licensing vendor design review of its eVinci microreactor design.

Regulation & Safety 28 September 2022


Thorizon raises funds for MSR development

Thorizon raises funds for MSR development

Thorizon of the Netherlands has raised EUR12.5 million (USD12.4 million) for the development of a thorium molten salt reactor. Thorizon is a spin-off from the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group, the organisation that operates the High Flux Reactor in Petten.

New Nuclear 23 August 2022


Kairos and Materion commission molten salt purification plant

Kairos and Materion commission molten salt purification plant

The plant, designed by Kairos Power and based at the Materion campus in Elmore, Ohio in the USA, will produce high-purity fluoride salt coolant to be used in high-temperature molten salt reactors.

New Nuclear 20 July 2022


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