Reactor design rss

NuScale says its SMR promises cost savings

New Nuclear

06 June 2018

NuScale SMR cross section 48NuScale Power announced today that its small modular reactor can generate 20% more power than originally planned, according to advanced testing and modelling tools that helped the Oregon, USA-headquartered company identify "optimisation opportunities".

UK starts talks on public investment in nuclear power

New Nuclear

05 June 2018

Wylfa Newydd CGI aerial - 48Japan's Hitachi and the UK government have decided to enter negotiations on the proposed Wylfa Newydd project. In a statement to Parliament yesterday, UK Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said actions the government is taking will support a "long-term pipeline" for new nuclear projects in the country.

France, USA to enhance cooperation on fast reactors

Nuclear Policies

27 April 2018

A statement of intent to strengthen cooperation on fast neutron sodium-cooled reactors has been signed between the US Department of Energy and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission. The partners have also a statement of intent to begin cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence.

DOE announces funding for innovative nuclear technology

New Nuclear

05 June 2018

Holos_Quad_(HolosGen)_48Ten projects have been selected to receive a total of up to USD24 million in funding under a new programme from the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy initiative. The projects selected include a transportable gas-cooled reactor, and technology to support load-following, improve safety and reduce costs in advanced reactors.

Argentina reaches generator milestone for CAREM-25

New Nuclear

08 May 2018

CAREM steam generator - 48The CAREM Project has reached a new milestone in the development of the 12 steam generators for the prototype CAREM-25 in Argentina. More than 700 tubes, each 35 meters long, have been delivered to the site, Combustibles Nucleares Argentinos, announced on 4 May.

AEM Technology sees milestone with first VVER-TOI

New Nuclear

17 April 2018

Kursk II-1 VVER-Toi bottom - 48AEM Technology has completed the manufacture of the bottom of the reactor vessel for unit 1 of the Kursk II nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia. This is the first of the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) design nuclear reactors.