Reactor design rss

Funding for mPower reduced

Corporate

14 April 2014

Babcock & Wilcox will slash its spending on the mPower small modular reactor project, having failed to find customers or investors. William Fox has replaced Christofer Mowry as CEO of the Generation mPower subsidiary.

New reactor design taking shape in China

New Nuclear

15 January 2014

CAP1400 Shidaowan (SNPTC) 73x48The basic design for China's CAP1400 reactor has been approved ahead of construction of the first two units, which is set to start at Shidaowan in April.

Beloyarsk 4 criticality soon

New Nuclear

30 December 2013

Commissioning is about to start at Russia's forthcoming fast reactor, Beloyarsk 4. After a lengthy construction period, engineers are preparing for criticality in April 2014.

GEH agrees settlement over allegations

Corporate

24 January 2014

ESBWR 48GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has agreed to pay $2.7 million to resolve a lawsuit over alleged false claims related to a component for its ESBWR reactor design. The company expressly denies the allegations.

UK regulators take ABWR to next level

New Nuclear

06 January 2014

ABWR construction (Hitachi-GE)_48UK regulators are ready to begin the second phase of the generic design assessment (GDA) process for Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy's Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR).

Modelling modules coordinates construction

New Nuclear

31 October 2013

Vogtle model (CBI) 72x48Advanced computer modelling is helping the construction of new nuclear power plants in the USA. Teams making power plant modules at separate sites are working from the same plant model, which is updated daily.