Related Topic: Small Modular Reactors

French-developed SMR design unveiled

French-developed SMR design unveiled

A new small modular reactor (SMR) design has been announced by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, EDF, Naval Group and TechnicAtome. The Nuward - with a capacity of 300-400 MWe - has been jointly developed using France's experience in pressurised water reactors.

New Nuclear 17 September 2019


Moltex Energy raises USD7.5 million through crowdfunding

Moltex Energy raises USD7.5 million through crowdfunding

UK-based Moltex Energy, creator of the Stable Salt Reactor, has raised GBP6 million (USD7.5 million) in funding through online investment platform Shadow Foundr. The funding will support the company through the pre-licensing process in Canada and will allow the further development of the business in the UK.

Corporate 16 September 2019


Russia's floating plant reaches final destination

Russia's floating plant reaches final destination

Akademik Lomonosov, which Rosatom describes as the world's first floating nuclear power plant and the world's northernmost nuclear power installation, completed its 4700 km journey to its final destination of Pevek on 14 September.

New Nuclear 16 September 2019


Russia's floating plant heads for final destination

Russia's floating plant heads for final destination

Akademik Lomonosov, which Rosatom describes as the world's first floating nuclear power plant and the world's northernmost nuclear power installation, today set sail from Murmansk for its final destination of Pevek.

New Nuclear 23 August 2019


US launches advanced nuclear technologies demonstration centre

US launches advanced nuclear technologies demonstration centre

The US Department of Energy has launched the National Reactor Innovation Center. The facility will provide private sector developers access to US national laboratory assets and infrastructure to support the testing and demonstration of reactor concepts and assess their performance, helping accelerate licensing and commercialisation.

New Nuclear 19 August 2019


Regulators formalise technical collaboration on SMR regulation

Regulators formalise technical collaboration on SMR regulation

Canadian and US nuclear regulators have signed a first-of-a-kind Memorandum of Cooperation that will see them collaborate on the technical reviews of advanced reactor and small modular reactor technologies. Meanwhile, the US Department of Energy has awarded funds to build SMR simulators at three US universities.

Regulation & Safety 16 August 2019


Batan to cooperate with Indonesian power company

Batan to cooperate with Indonesian power company

Indonesia's National Atomic Energy Agency (Batan) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with utility PT Indonesia Power to cooperate in the use of nuclear technology in the energy sector. One area of cooperation will be a feasibility study on the use of nuclear power plants.

Corporate 16 August 2019


EIS process launched for US fast neutron reactor

EIS process launched for US fast neutron reactor

The US Department of Energy has formally announced the preparation of an environmental impact statement for the construction of a Versatile Test Reactor to test fuels and materials for use in advanced civilian nuclear power reactors.

New Nuclear 06 August 2019


U-Battery SMR moves to next stage of Canadian assessment

U-Battery SMR moves to next stage of Canadian assessment

The Urenco-led U-Battery consortium has completed the first stage of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' invitation to site a first-of-a-kind small modular reactor at the Chalk River site. It is the fourth reactor design to do so.
 

New Nuclear 30 July 2019


Doosan, NuScale sign agreements for SMR cooperation

Doosan, NuScale sign agreements for SMR cooperation

South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction yesterday signed the 'business collaboration agreement' with US small modular reactor developer NuScale Power for supply of NuScale Power Modules and other equipment. Doosan also signed the 'unit purchase agreement' through which it will make a cash equity investment in NuScale with Korean financial investors.

New Nuclear 24 July 2019