Related Topic: Small Modular Reactors

SMR developer and engineering firm to collaborate on helium technology

SMR developer and engineering firm to collaborate on helium technology

UK-based company Howden is to design a helium circulator for use in Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation's Micro-Modular Reactors under a newly announced contract. USNC said Howden's submerged helium blowers would maximise heat transfer in the MMR's power plant.

New Nuclear 13 August 2020


X-energy makes Canadian SMR review submission

X-energy makes Canadian SMR review submission

US company X-energy has initiated a Vendor Design Review for its Xe-100 small modular reactor design with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Kinetrics will lead X-energy’s Canadian regulatory affairs and licensing efforts.

New Nuclear 11 August 2020


Alberta to explore SMR development

Alberta to explore SMR development

Alberta is to join three other Canadian provinces to support the development of small modular reactors, its premier Jason Kenney has announced. SMRs could provide energy for on and off-grid communities as well as steam to industry, including Alberta's oil sands, he said.

New Nuclear 10 August 2020


Jacobs to assist Moltex in development of SSR

Jacobs to assist Moltex in development of SSR

USA-based Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected by Moltex Energy to support its development of the Stable Salt Reactor (SSR), a 300 MWe small modular reactor design. Jacobs will build a bespoke experimental facility for thermal transfer testing at its Birchwood Park research and development facility near Warrington, UK.

New Nuclear 06 August 2020


USNC, Korean companies to develop micro modular reactors

USNC, Korean companies to develop micro modular reactors

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation of the USA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with South Korea's Hyundai Engineering and the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute. The five-year agreement outlines goals for development of technologies that enhance the ability of the USNC Micro Modular Reactor to produce and deliver carbon-free power, heat and hydrogen.

New Nuclear 05 August 2020


IAEA, GIF call for faster deployment of next generation reactors

IAEA, GIF call for faster deployment of next generation reactors

The International Atomic Energy Agency and the Generation IV International Forum have called for greater efforts to support the early deployment of innovative nuclear reactor systems to address climate change. The appeal came during the 14th GIF-IAEA Interface Meeting held last week.

New Nuclear 20 July 2020


UK government support for modular reactor deployment

UK government support for modular reactor deployment

The UK government has announced an investment of GBP40 million (USD50 million) in the development of advanced modular reactors and small modular reactors. A government-commissioned report, meanwhile, has made recommendations for boosting the capability of the UK's nuclear R&D sector and domestic supply chain to support future AMR deployment.

New Nuclear 13 July 2020


BWXT wins contract to expand TRISO production

BWXT wins contract to expand TRISO production

Idaho National Laboratory has awarded BWX Technologies Inc a USD26 million, 20-month contract to expand and upgrade its manufacturing line for TRISO nuclear fuel. The award, to BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc, will expand its capacity for the manufacture of TRISO fuel compacts and also upgrade existing systems for delivering production-scale quantities of the fuel, BWXT said.

Uranium & Fuel 02 July 2020


Secretariat set up for Saskatchewan SMR deployment

Secretariat set up for Saskatchewan SMR deployment

The government of Saskatchewan has announced the establishment of an office to help in the planning and development of small modular reactors (SMR) in the Canadian province. It said the new office will "coordinate nuclear policy and programme work" within the Climate Change and Adaptation Division in the Ministry of Environment.

New Nuclear 25 June 2020


NRC to begin first-of-a-kind licence review

NRC to begin first-of-a-kind licence review

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has accepted for review Oklo Power LLC's combined licence application to build and operate its Aurora reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory site in Idaho. This is the first combined construction and operating licence application - known as a COL - for an advanced fission technology to be accepted for NRC review.

Regulation & Safety 16 June 2020