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UK think tank urges nuclear innovation

Nuclear Policies

28 April 2016

A think tank has urged the British government to spend money earmarked for nuclear R&D on ensuring that at least three advanced reactors including at least one small modular reactor (SMR) and a Generation IV design have completed regulatory assessment by the early 2020s.

Group calls for revamp of reactor licensing process

Regulation and Safety

13 April 2016

The US Nuclear Innovation Alliance has issued a series of recommendations for updating the regulatory process to address an "urgent" need for an advanced reactor licensing process.

HTR helium fan motor passes acceptance tests

New Nuclear

05 April 2016

HTR blower motor passes factory acceptance - 48Factory acceptance tests for the main motor of the helium fan for use in China's HTR-PM high-temperature gas-cooled reactor has been successfully completed, Harbin Electric Corporation announced. Separately, the company has also developed a 300 MW reactor coolant pump.

UK capable of producing Westinghouse SMR vessel

New Nuclear

18 April 2016

Westinghouse SMR CV and IRPV - 48The UK has the capabilities to produce the reactor pressure vessel for Westinghouse's small modular reactor (SMR) design, according to an independent assessment by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

British firms extend cooperation with China

Corporate

07 April 2016

Amec Foster Wheeler-CNEC - April 2016 - 48Amec Foster Wheeler has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Nuclear Engineering and Construction Corporation on cooperation in nuclear energy. Meanwhile, Rolls-Royce has signed contracts with China National Nuclear Corporation covering technical training.

China's HTGR fuel production line starts up

Uranium and Fuel

29 March 2016

HTR fuel element production line - 48A pilot production line of fuel elements for China's Shidaowan HTR-PM - a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) demonstration project - has started in Baotou, Inner Mongolia.