Small Modular Reactors rss

Local benefits from Idaho SMR

New Nuclear

15 August 2016

The proposed construction and operation of NuScale's small modular reactor near Idaho Falls will have a significant impact on the local economy, an economic impact analysis commissioned by the city's mayor has found.

China and Indonesia to jointly develop HTGR

New Nuclear

04 August 2016

CNEC-Batan agreement on HTGRs - 48China Nuclear Engineering Corporation has signed an agreement with Indonesia's National Atomic Energy Agency to jointly develop a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor in Indonesia.

UK regulators provide update on reactor design assessments

Regulation and Safety

13 July 2016

UK regulators expect to complete the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process for the Westinghouse AP1000 and Hitachi-GE's UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) in March and December of 2017, respectively. In its quarterly GDA report for February to April 2016 issued yesterday, the Office for Nuclear Regulation also said it has "developed 'entry criteria' to provide transparency on the factors that underpin our decision on readiness to commence GDA" for China General Nuclear's HPR1000 design.

Preferred site chosen for NuScale SMR

New Nuclear

11 August 2016

NuScale_SMR_demo_plant_(NuScale)-48A preferred site has been identified for the construction of a small modular reactor at the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory, near Idaho Falls.

Wales must maintain nuclear industry, says parliamentary committee

Nuclear Policies

27 July 2016

The proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant can deliver value for money, a UK parliamentary committee looking into the future of nuclear power in Wales has concluded. Meanwhile, it says the Trawsfynydd site is a "standout candidate" for locating a first-of-its-kind small modular reactor.

Sheffield Forgemasters and NuScale collaborate on SMRs

New Nuclear

08 July 2016

NuScale module (NuScale) 13x48Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd and NuScale have announced they will work together to develop the manufacturing techniques required for the future deployment of small modular reactors in the UK.