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Estonian report backs nuclear's climate goals potential

Estonian report backs nuclear's climate goals potential

The Estonian government's Nuclear Energy Working Group has concluded that introducing nuclear energy to the country would help to meet climate goals and increase energy security, with small modular reactors deemed to be the most suitable for the country.

New Nuclear 03 January 2024


Estonia to prepare legislation for nuclear programme

Estonia to prepare legislation for nuclear programme

The Estonian government has appointed Edinburgh, UK-based law company Castletown Law to advise it on law and legislation for the country's advanced civil nuclear energy programme. Last week, Fermi Energia selected GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's BWRX-300 small modular reactor for potential deployment in the Baltic country by the early 2030s.

New Nuclear 17 February 2023


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BWRX-300 selected for Estonia's first nuclear power plant

BWRX-300 selected for Estonia's first nuclear power plant

Estonia's Fermi Energia has selected GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's BWRX-300 small modular reactor for potential deployment in the Baltic country by the early 2030s. Two other SMR designs had been under consideration.

New Nuclear 08 February 2023


Fermi Energia requests bids from three SMR vendors

Fermi Energia requests bids from three SMR vendors

Estonia's Fermi Energia has said it will accept tenders from three small modular reactor developers: GE Hitachi, NuScale and Rolls-Royce. The company said bids with comprehensive technical documentation needed to estimate the construction cost are expected by December, and the technology selection will be made in February 2023.

New Nuclear 15 September 2022


Fermi Energia to evaluate NuScale SMR for Estonia

Fermi Energia to evaluate NuScale SMR for Estonia

A new Memorandum of Understanding between the two companies will see NuScale Power support Fermi Energia in evaluating the deployment of a NuScale small modular reactor plant in Estonia by 2031. Fermi's plans for SMR deployment are growing in popularity in Estonia, according to the company's latest survey.

New Nuclear 25 August 2022


Fermi Energia to cooperate with Canadian firm

Fermi Energia to cooperate with Canadian firm

Ontario Power Generation's wholly-owned subsidiary Laurentis Energy Partners and Estonia's Fermi Energia have signed a cooperation agreement to develop a construction programme for small modular reactors in Estonia.

New Nuclear 13 April 2022


Fermi sees Estonian interest in nuclear grow

Fermi sees Estonian interest in nuclear grow

Some 68% of Estonian people either support or tend to support the consideration of small nuclear power plants in the country, according to a poll by Kantar Emor carried out for Fermi Energia. This is up from 54% in January 2021.

Nuclear Policies 07 February 2022


USA to assist Estonia in nuclear capacity building

USA to assist Estonia in nuclear capacity building

The USA and Estonia have agreed to cooperate under the US Department of State's Foundational Infrastructure for Responsible Use of Small Modular Reactor Technology capacity-building programme.

Nuclear Policies 25 January 2022


Vattenfall takes minority stake in Fermi Energia

Vattenfall takes minority stake in Fermi Energia

Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall has signed an agreement with the Estonian nuclear energy start-up company Fermi Energia in order to become a minority shareholder of the company with a seed investment of EUR1 million (USD1.2 million). Fermi Energia is studying the deployment of small modular reactors in Estonia.

Corporate 01 June 2021


GE Hitachi, Fermi Energia extend SMR cooperation

GE Hitachi, Fermi Energia extend SMR cooperation

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has entered into a teaming agreement with Fermi Energia to support the potential deployment of its BWRX-300 small modular reactor in Estonia. This follows their signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in late 2019.

New Nuclear 08 March 2021