Reactor design rss

Progress with Indonesian SMR project

New Nuclear

16 March 2018

RDE - 48Indonesia's National Atomic Energy Agency has launched a roadmap for developing a detailed engineering design for its Experimental Power Reactor. The design of the country's indigenous small modular reactor is expected to be finalised later this year.

White House report highlights nuclear achievements

Nuclear Policies

09 March 2018

Trump_Perry_290617_(Edelman-DOE)-48On the same day the US Senate passed a bill to accelerate the development of advanced nuclear reactors, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy highlighted nuclear energy developments as the greatest achievements of the Trump administration to date in the area of energy dominance.

Holtec and GEH team up on advancing SMR-160

New Nuclear

15 February 2018

Holtec International and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy are to collaborate on accelerating the commercialisation of Holtec's SMR-160 small modular reactor (SMR). Their cooperation will initially include nuclear fuel development and control rod drive mechanisms.

Olkiluoto 3 EPR parties agree settlement


12 March 2018

Olkiluoto 3 - September 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has agreed a settlement with French Areva and German Siemens in the long-running dispute over cost overruns and delays to the Olkiluoto 3 EPR project. TVO said yesterday that Areva-Siemens will pay compensation of EUR450 million (USD553.73 million).

Leningrad II-1 starts pilot operation

New Nuclear

09 March 2018

Leningrad-II  1 - 48Russia has today connected unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant to the grid and it has started producing its first power, state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced. The VVER 1200 reactor was brought to the minimum controllable power level on 6 February.

Federal facilities could benefit from SMRs, says report

New Nuclear

02 February 2018

Small modular reactors could provide valuable energy resilience for US federal sites as a secure, reliable, and flexible source of primary and backup power, a new report funded by the US Department of Energy has found.