Related Topic: Small Modular Reactors

Rolls-Royce sees SMRs on UK grid by 2029

Rolls-Royce sees SMRs on UK grid by 2029

Paul Stein, chief technology officer for Rolls-Royce, told the BBC today the British engineering firm has a target of 2029 for commissioning small modular reactors in the UK. The ambition is part of the country's aim to achieve net zero by 2050, initially using former nuclear power sites in Cumbria and Wales.

New Nuclear 24 January 2020


GEH and TerraPower team up for VTR development

GEH and TerraPower team up for VTR development

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and TerraPower are to collaborate on pursuing a public private partnership to design and construct the Versatile Test Reactor for the US Department of Energy. Utility Energy Northwest will support the joint GEH-TerraPower effort, with other parties said to be interested in joining.

New Nuclear 22 January 2020


NuScale makes first Canadian SMR review submission
 

NuScale makes first Canadian SMR review submission
 

NuScale Power has made its first submittals to Canada's nuclear regulator for a pre-licensing vendor design review for its small modular reactor design. The reactor is also undergoing a design certification review in the USA where the company plans to bring a plant into production and operation by 2026.
 

New Nuclear 07 January 2020


Korea, Saudi Arabia progress with SMART collaboration

Korea, Saudi Arabia progress with SMART collaboration

A revised pre-project engineering contract has been signed by South Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy to establish a joint entity for the commercialisation and construction of the Korean-designed SMART small modular reactor in Saudi Arabia.

New Nuclear 07 January 2020


Russia connects floating plant to grid

Russia connects floating plant to grid

The floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov was today connected to the grid, generating electricity for the first time in the remote Chaun-Bilibino network in Pevek, in Russia’s Far East. The achievement followed Russian regulator Rostekhnadzor's provision of an operating licence, as well as permission to connect to the northern electricity grid maintained by Chukotenergo JSC. Connecting the plant to Pevek's heat networks will be completed next year.

New Nuclear 19 December 2019


NRC seeks public comment on SMR regulation

NRC seeks public comment on SMR regulation

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment on proposals to apply risk-based emergency preparedness requirements to small modular reactors and other new technologies. The proposed rule would include a scalable approach for determining the size of the emergency planning zone around such facilities.

Regulation & Safety 19 December 2019


US regulator approves first SMR site licence

US regulator approves first SMR site licence

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has authorised the issuance of an early site permit to Tennessee Valley Authority for the potential construction of small modular reactors at its Clinch River site near Oak Ridge, Tennessee. TVA has yet to decide whether to actually construct such reactors at the site and, if so, what technology it would use.

New Nuclear 18 December 2019


SMR design review enters final phases

SMR design review enters final phases

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has completed the fourth phase of its review of the design certification application for NuScale's small modular reactor. With two final phases remaining, this marks the near-completion of the technical aspects of the review.

Regulation & Safety 13 December 2019


New Brunswick affirms support for Point Lepreau SMR

New Brunswick affirms support for Point Lepreau SMR

New Brunswick Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland yesterday affirmed the province's support for the siting of ARC Nuclear Canada Inc's ARC-100 small modular reactor at the existing Point Lepreau nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 10 December 2019


US and Canadian regulators select SMR for joint review

US and Canadian regulators select SMR for joint review

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission have selected Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor for their first joint technical review of an advanced, non-light water nuclear reactor technology, Terrestrial announced yesterday.

Regulation & Safety 06 December 2019