Related Topic: Reactor Design

UK HPR1000 moves to next design assessment stage

UK HPR1000 moves to next design assessment stage

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency have completed "initial high-level scrutiny" of the UK HPR1000 reactor design. The design now moves onto the third of four stages in the Generic Design Assessment process.

Regulation & Safety 15 November 2018


Russia completes second reactor for Ural icebreaker

Russia completes second reactor for Ural icebreaker

Zio-Podolsk, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has dispatched the second reactor for the Ural nuclear-powered icebreaker under construction at the Baltic Shipyard in Saint Petersburg.

New Nuclear 18 October 2018


IMSR starts second stage of Canadian design review

IMSR starts second stage of Canadian design review

Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor has entered the second phase of a vendor design review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. The design was the first advanced reactor to complete the first phase of the CNSC's regulatory pre-licensing review.

New Nuclear 17 October 2018


Engineering firms unite for Hinkley Point C

Engineering firms unite for Hinkley Point C

Altrad, Balfour Beatty Bailey, Cavendish Nuclear and Doosan Babcock have joined forces to officially form the MEH Joint Venture to deliver the erection sequence for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant site in the UK.

Corporate 27 September 2018


Rooppur protocol signed on physical protection scope

Rooppur protocol signed on physical protection scope

Bangladesh and Russia have signed a protocol to amend their 2011 agreement to build the South Asian country’s first nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 19 September 2018


French EPR engineering simulator to be upgraded

French EPR engineering simulator to be upgraded

Canada-based L3 MAPPS has been awarded a contract by France's Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety to upgrade its Flamanville 3 engineering simulator, based on the EPR design.

Corporate 18 September 2018


Nuclear industry faces wake-up call, says IAEA's Chudakov

Nuclear industry faces wake-up call, says IAEA's Chudakov

The future of nuclear energy depends on the industry’s readiness to address the seven factors influencing its prospects, the deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency said last week.

Energy & Environment 14 September 2018


Innovation is key to industry's resilience, says Westinghouse

Innovation is key to industry's resilience, says Westinghouse

Westinghouse Electric Company is starting the next phase in its long history with one key message: The nuclear industry, which has always provided safe, clean and reliable energy, needs innovation now more than ever before.

Corporate 07 September 2018


Harmony: From initiative to reality

Harmony: From initiative to reality

Nuclear industry leaders today outlined the concrete steps they are taking to help reach the goal of the Harmony initiative - to achieve a 25% share of world electricity production by 2050 through the addition of 1000 GWe of new capacity.

Energy & Environment 06 September 2018


Russia reaches welding milestone with fast neutron reactor

Russia reaches welding milestone with fast neutron reactor

AEM-Technology has announced the completion of key welding work on MBIR - the multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor that is to be installed at the site of the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors.

New Nuclear 31 August 2018