Reactor design rss

Iberdrola joins GE-Hitachi for Prism

New Nuclear

23 July 2014

Prism (GE-Hitachi) 47x48Spanish utility Iberdrola will work with GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy to develop a proposal to build a Prism integral fast reactor in the UK, but is yet to decide the scope of its involvement either as an engineer or operator of the potential plant.

UK government paves way for Chinese nuclear plant

Nuclear Policies

18 June 2014

Cameron and Li, June 2014 77x48The UK and China signed two agreements 17 June enabling Chinese companies not only to invest in nuclear power plant projects but also to build Chinese-design nuclear reactors in the UK, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said.

Funding for mPower reduced


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.

Supercomputer team wins award for core work

New Nuclear

07 July 2014

PWR_neutron_flux_simulation_(ORNL)_48A team from Westinghouse and the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light-Water Reactors (CASL) has been recognised for its work on simulation of conditions in nuclear reactor cores using Titan, the USA's most powerful supercomputer.

New concept for offshore nuclear plant

New Nuclear

16 April 2014

MIT platform power plant concept (Jake Jurewicz / MIT-NSE) 72x48A new floating nuclear power plant concept has been put forward by US university MIT based an offshore platform similar to those used by the oil industry.

GEH agrees settlement over allegations


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.