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PRISM selected for US test reactor programme

PRISM selected for US test reactor programme

Idaho National Laboratory has selected GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's PRISM technology to support the US Department of Energy's Versatile Test Reactor programme. The project is looking at what would be needed to establish a reactor-based fast-spectrum neutron irradiation capability for the USA by 2026.

New Nuclear 15 November 2018


Canada SMR Roadmap signals 'call to action'

Canada SMR Roadmap signals 'call to action'

Canada is well positioned to become a global leader in the development and deployment of small modular reactor technology, Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi said yesterday at the release of a report outlining the potential applications for SMRs in the country.
 

New Nuclear 08 November 2018


Contracts signed for two more Tianwan units

Contracts signed for two more Tianwan units

Contracts have been signed between China National Nuclear Corporation and Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom, including for the construction of units 7 and 8 at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province.

New Nuclear 07 November 2018


Russia completes hot tests at Novovoronezh II-2

Russia completes hot tests at Novovoronezh II-2

Hot functional tests have been completed at unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia, ASE Group announced today. The tests, which started on 1 September, are the final major stage of commissioning.

New Nuclear 07 November 2018


Sanmen 2 AP1000 enters commercial operation

Sanmen 2 AP1000 enters commercial operation

Unit 2 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province has completed 168 hours of full-power continuous operation. The unit is now deemed to be the third AP1000 reactor to enter commercial operation.

New Nuclear 06 November 2018


Saudi Arabia lays research reactor foundation stone

Saudi Arabia lays research reactor foundation stone

A foundation stone for Saudi Arabia's first research reactor has been laid at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.

New Nuclear 06 November 2018


First reactor on Russia's floating plant starts up

First reactor on Russia's floating plant starts up

One of the two reactors aboard Russia's first floating nuclear power plant, Akademik Lomonosov, has achieved a sustained chain reaction for the first time. The second reactor will be started up and tests carried out before the plant is towed to Pevek next year.

New Nuclear 05 November 2018


Canada to build advanced medical isotope centre

Canada to build advanced medical isotope centre

Canada is to invest more than CAD50 million (USD38 million) on a new centre for advanced medical isotope research and development. The centre will be on the campus of Triumf, the national laboratory for particle physics, at the University of British Columbia.

New Nuclear 02 November 2018


Fourth Tianwan unit connected to grid

Fourth Tianwan unit connected to grid

Unit 4 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province has been connected to the electricity grid, bringing global nuclear generating capacity to over 400 GWe for the first time.

New Nuclear 29 October 2018


Study quantifies job creation in the nuclear sector

Study quantifies job creation in the nuclear sector

A study on the employment generated by the nuclear energy industry has been published by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Some 200,000 job-years of employment are created by each gigawatt of nuclear capacity constructed, it suggests.

New Nuclear 26 October 2018