Small Modular Reactors rss

NuScale sets its sights on the UK

New Nuclear

05 October 2015

NuScale module (NuScale) 13x48NuScale aims to deploy its small modular reactor technology in the UK with the first of its 50 MWe units in operation by the mid-2020s. The company is looking for partners to make this happen.

NRC to develop SMR-specific emergency regulations

Regulation and Safety

10 August 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is to develop new emergency preparedness regulations for small modular reactors (SMRs) and other new technologies such as non-light-water reactors (LWRs) and medical isotope production facilities.

NuScale SMR licensing schedule outlined

New Nuclear

02 July 2015

The would-be builders and owners of the first NuScale small modular reactor (SMR) have confirmed they plan to submit a design certification application to US regulators by the end of 2016 and an application for a combined construction and operation licence (COL) in late 2017 or early 2018.

TerraPower, CNNC team up on travelling wave reactor

New Nuclear

25 September 2015

US-based TerraPower has signed a memorandum of understanding with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) to develop its travelling wave reactor (TWR).

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.

Virginia can lead nuclear renaissance, report says

Nuclear Policies

15 June 2015

The state of Virginia has the potential to be a nuclear energy leader in the USA, according to a position paper published by the state-based Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy.