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Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities

Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities

The Russian-designed VVER-TOI nuclear power reactor design - developed from the VVER-1200 - has been formally certified as compliant by the European Utility Requirements organisation.

Regulation & Safety 14 June 2019


Canadian pre-licensing review starts for BWRX-300

Canadian pre-licensing review starts for BWRX-300

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has initiated a vendor design review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for its BWRX-300 small modular reactor.

New Nuclear 22 May 2019


US NRC set to certify APR-1400 reactor design

US NRC set to certify APR-1400 reactor design

CORRECTED - The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has said it will issue a direct final rule certifying the Korean-designed Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR-1400). The certification, valid for 15 years, will state that the NRC finds the design fully acceptable for deployment in the USA.

Regulation & Safety 01 May 2019


South Korea starts up second APR-1400

South Korea starts up second APR-1400

Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power has started up its new Shin Kori 4 reactor and plans to connect it to the electricity grid at the end of this month. It is the second APR-1400 design unit to start up of a planned global fleet of at least 10.

New Nuclear 18 April 2019


Russia completes upgrade of third Smolensk RBMK

Russia completes upgrade of third Smolensk RBMK

Rosatom has announced completion of life-extending  modernisation work at unit 3 of the Smolensk nuclear power plant, the last of three RBMK-1000 reactors at the site in western Russia. The other two units are already set for an extended period of operation of 15 years.

Corporate 28 March 2019


Novovoronezh II-2 nears physical start-up

Novovoronezh II-2 nears physical start-up

Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia has been brought to minimum controlled power level, Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, announced today.

New Nuclear 25 March 2019


Hunterston B restarts delayed by several weeks

Hunterston B restarts delayed by several weeks

EDF Energy has amended the return-to-service dates for both units at its Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland to allow for the assessment of new seismic analysis and also further modelling work.

Regulation & Safety 21 December 2018


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