Reactor design rss

Second regulatory issue raised with UK ABWR

Regulation and Safety

17 July 2015

UK regulators have asked Hitachi-GE to address a series of "shortfalls" in the probabilistic safety analysis of its Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR). The request takes the form of a Regulatory Issue, which is the second in as many months in the generic design assessment of the reactor for its use in the UK.

Russia extends GIF cooperation by ten years

Nuclear Policies

30 June 2015

Magwood-Kirienko June 2015 - 48Russia has signed the ten-year extension to the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Framework Agreement for International Collaboration on Research and Development of Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems .

UK regulators raise issue with ABWR design

New Nuclear

22 June 2015

Concerns about reactor chemistry issues related to Hitachi-GE's Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) have been raised by UK regulators in their assessment of the design. The company, however, is confident these concerns can be resolved.

Russia's Atomproekt records revenue shortfall in first accounts

Corporate

06 July 2015

Russia's reactor design subsidiary Atomproekt has reported lower earnings and net profit than expected in its first year of operations following consolidation with other Rosatom subsidiaries.

Ukraine prepares to cancel Khmelnitski agreement with Russia

New Nuclear

24 June 2015

Ukraine is preparing the legal document required to cancel its contract with Russia concerning the completion of two units at the Khmelnitski nuclear power plant. The move was announced yesterday by Svetlana Kulchitskaya, deputy head of the atomic energy and nuclear industry department of the Ministry of Energy and Coal.

IAEA safety review for Chinese small reactor

New Nuclear

21 April 2015

CNNC-IAEA ACP100 - 48 (CNNC)China's ACP100 multi-purpose small modular reactor (SMR) design is to undergo a safety review following the recent signing of an agreement between China National Nuclear Corporation and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).