Small Modular Reactors rss

US SMR consortium launched

New Nuclear

29 January 2016

Developers and potential customers of small modular reactors (SMRs) on 27 January signed a memorandum of understanding to set up the SMR Smart consortium to advance the commercialization of SMR reactor designs.

Study confirms NuScale reactor's MOX capability

Waste and Recycling

21 January 2016

NuScale module (NuScale) 13x48NuScale Power's small modular reactor has the capability of using mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) fuel in addition to conventional light water reactor fuel, a study by the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory has confirmed.

CNNC to construct prototype floating plant

New Nuclear

15 January 2016

ACP100S floating plant - 48A demonstration floating nuclear power plant based on China National Nuclear Corporation's (CNNC's) ACP100S small reactor will be built by 2019, the company announced today. The move comes just days after China General Nuclear said it will build a prototype offshore plant by 2020.

CGN teams up with shipbuilder for offshore plants

New Nuclear

26 January 2016

CGN, CSIC cooperation agreement - 48China General Nuclear has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China's largest shipbuilding company to work together on developing floating nuclear power plants.

China, Saudi Arabia agree to build HTR

New Nuclear

20 January 2016

CNEC-KACARE HTR MOU - 48China and Saudi Arabia have signed a memorandum of understanding on the construction of a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor. It was one of 14 agreements and memoranda of understanding signed yesterday during a meeting in Riyadh of Chinese president Xi Jinping and Saudi's Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

CGN to build floating reactor

New Nuclear

13 January 2016

ACPR50S floating reactor - 48China General Nuclear (CGN) expects to complete construction of a demonstration small modular offshore multi-purpose reactor by 2020, the company announced yesterday.