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Deal signed for nuclear to power Russian gold mine

Deal signed for nuclear to power Russian gold mine

The agreement signed by Rusatom Overseas and Seligdar covers the supply and consumption of energy from a small modular reactor nuclear power plant to develop the Kyuchus gold deposit in northeast Russia's Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

New Nuclear 21 January 2022


IEA praises Canada clean energy transition efforts

IEA praises Canada clean energy transition efforts

Canada's electricity system is amongst the cleanest in the world, thanks to hydro and nuclear power, a policy review by the International Energy Agency has found. Launching the report on 13 January, IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol praised Canada's leadership in the development of small modular reactors and expressed the agency's support for the Canadian government's "ambitious" clean energy transition.

Nuclear Policies 14 January 2022


NRC denies Oklo licence application

NRC denies Oklo licence application

UPDATED - The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has denied Oklo Power's application to build and operate an Aurora compact fast reactor in Idaho, saying gaps in the information supplied by the company mean that the regulator's review of the combined licence application cannot move forward. Oklo can submit a "complete application" in the future and can request a hearing on the NRC decision.

Regulation & Safety 07 January 2022


Qatar invests in Rolls-Royce SMR

Qatar invests in Rolls-Royce SMR

The Qatar Investment Authority - the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar - has become the latest shareholder in Rolls-Royce SMR Ltd. The project company commercialising a new reactor design is now fully funded, said the Rolls-Royce Group.

Corporate 20 December 2021


Initiatives support Indigenous inclusion in Canadian SMR sector

Initiatives support Indigenous inclusion in Canadian SMR sector

The government of Canada has announced support for Indigenous communities in exploring the potential of small modular reactors to provide emissions-free energy for a wide range of applications, including electricity generation in remote communities. Meanwhile, X-energy Canada is to collaborate with First Nations representatives to build Indigenous capacity in the future advanced SMR industry.

Corporate 20 December 2021


Kazakhstan looks to small nuclear reactors

Kazakhstan looks to small nuclear reactors

Kazakhstan has begun to investigate the deployment of small reactors with a memorandum of cooperation signed between NuScale and Kazakhstan Nuclear Power Plants, a branch of the government's Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund.

New Nuclear 17 December 2021


Export support for NuScale to Ukraine

Export support for NuScale to Ukraine

The US Trade and Development Agency announced it will support Ukrainian authorities to assess NuScale's small reactor technology, with a view to future exports. A gap analysis will compare the technology to the Ukrainian regulatory system to identify potential problems and make recommendations.

New Nuclear 17 December 2021


Westinghouse prepares for US licensing of eVinci

Westinghouse prepares for US licensing of eVinci

Westinghouse has submitted a pre-application regulatory engagement plan with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for its eVinci microreactor, detailing the planned pre-licensing application interactions with the regulator. An REP helps reactor developers' early interactions with NRC staff and can reduce regulatory uncertainty and add predictability to licensing advanced technologies.

New Nuclear 15 December 2021


NuScale merger to accelerate SMR commercialisation

NuScale merger to accelerate SMR commercialisation

NuScale Power has announced plans to merge with Spring Valley Acquisition Corp to create a new "first of its kind" energy company to accelerate the commercialisation of NuScale's small modular reactor. The new publicly listed company will be named NuScale Power Corporation and is projected to be 60%-controlled by NuScale's current majority owner Fluor Corporation.

Corporate 14 December 2021


Polish joint venture to commercialise SMRs

Polish joint venture to commercialise SMRs

Polish companies Synthos Green Energy and PKN Orlen have signed an investment agreement to establish a joint venture for the deployment of a small modular reactor fleet in Poland. The Orlen Synthos Green Energy joint venture will commercialise micro modular reactor and SMR technology, in particular GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's BWRX-300.

Corporate 07 December 2021