Reactor design rss

Hitachi-GE's UK reactor enters final assessment stage

Regulation and Safety

02 November 2015

Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy has reached a regulatory milestone in its progress towards deployment of the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor, following confirmation that British regulators will move to the final step of the Generic Design Assessment. The GDA process for the UK ABWR is on schedule for completion by the end of 2017.

GEH, DTE extend cooperation on ESBWR design

New Nuclear

06 October 2015

ESBWR_model_ (GEH)_48GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and DTE Energy have announced plans to explore advancing the detailed design of the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR). DTE received a licence earlier this year to build and operate an ESBWR at its Fermi plant, but the utility has yet to decide whether to go ahead with the project.

Mitsubishi partners Holtec on SMR systems

New Nuclear

07 August 2015

SMR-160_(Holtec)_48Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc (MEPPI) is to develop the instrumentation and control systems for Holtec International's SMR-160 reactor under a long-term partnership agreement between the two companies.

Westinghouse proposes LFR project

New Nuclear

14 October 2015

Westinghouse is seeking to collaborate with the US Department of Energy on the development of a lead-cooled fast reactor (LFR). It will be the company's first foray into fourth generation reactor designs.

China looks forward to reactor firsts

New Nuclear

14 September 2015

Zhongtang_Wang_Sympo_2015_(WNN)_48China's first AP1000 reactor, Sanmen 1, is expected to begin commercial operation in September 2016, while governmental permission is expected for work to start on the first Chinese-designed CAP1400 by the end of this year.

DOE funds advanced reactor R&D

New Nuclear

03 August 2015

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding to support the research, development and demonstration of advanced reactor concepts. In partnership with industry, the department will fund two awards worth up to $6 million each in the 2015 financial year.