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New UK high-temperature research facility planned

08 October 2015

Amec Foster Wheeler has been selected to lead a project to set up a new high-temperature facility in the UK for testing materials used in current and future nuclear reactors. It will be funded by a government research grant.

GEH, DTE extend cooperation on ESBWR design

06 October 2015

ESBWR_model_ (GEH)_48GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and DTE Energy have announced plans to explore advancing the detailed design of the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR). DTE received a licence earlier this year to build and operate an ESBWR at its Fermi plant, but the utility has yet to decide whether to go ahead with the project.

Belarusian premier orders preparations for nuclear project

30 September 2015

Andrei Kobyakov, prime minister of Belarus, has signed a decree ordering government ministries and agencies to ensure the required number of construction workers are available for the country's first nuclear power plant project, at Ostrovets.

Russia and Armenia to share nuclear safety information

07 October 2015

Russia-Armenia October 2015 - 48Russia and Armenia have signed an intergovernmental agreement on the exchange of information related to nuclear and radiation safety. The agreement was signed yesterday in Yerevan by Sergey Kirienko, director general of Rosatom, and Yervand Zakharyan, Armenia's energy minister.

NuScale sets its sights on the UK

05 October 2015

NuScale module (NuScale) 13x48NuScale aims to deploy its small modular reactor technology in the UK with the first of its 50 MWe units in operation by the mid-2020s. The company is looking for partners to make this happen.

Tianwan 4 containment dome in place

29 September 2015

Tianwan_4_dome_installation_(CNNC)_48Construction of unit 4 of China's Tianwan nuclear power plant has entered a new phase with the installation of its containment dome.