Small Modular Reactors rss

Canadian design review for StarCore HTGR

New Nuclear

08 November 2016

StarCore_artists_impression_(StarCore)-48Canadian reactor designer StarCore Nuclear has applied to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to begin the vendor design review process for its Generation IV high temperature gas reactor (HTGR).

GEH and Southern team up on Prism

New Nuclear

01 November 2016

Prism (GE-Hitachi) 47x48GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Southern Nuclear are to collaborate on the development and licensing of fast reactors including GEH's Prism sodium-cooled fast reactor, the companies announced yesterday.

Work starts on on-shore infrastructure for Russian floating plant

New Nuclear

07 October 2016

FNPP on-shore infrastructure - 48A ceremony was held on 4 October in Pevek, Russia, to mark the start of construction of the coastal infrastructure for the first-of-a-kind floating nuclear power plant. The floating power and heat plant is set to be commissioned there in 2019.

CGN starts construction of offshore reactor

New Nuclear

07 November 2016

ACPR50S floating reactor - 48Construction of China's first floating nuclear power plant has officially begun, China General Nuclear announced. The demonstration unit is expected to be completed by 2020.

UK considers how to use small reactor opportunity

New Nuclear

18 October 2016

Small modular reactors offer significant benefits to the UK, experts have said, but government must clarify whether it wants near-term deployment or maximum value to domestic industry, while industry has to efficiently mass produce to realise economic savings.

Rolls-Royce all set to unveil British SMR consortium

New Nuclear

03 October 2016

Rolls-Royce will in the "coming weeks" announce the consortium it has formed to launch a small modular reactor in the UK, a spokesman for the British company told World Nuclear News today. The consortium could provide a £100 billion ($127 billion) boost to the UK economy because the companies involved are either UK-owned or have a strong UK presence, the spokesman added.