Small Modular Reactors rss

SMRs may lead the way to nuclear standardisation, says lawyer

Regulation and Safety

26 September 2016

Licensing small modular reactors "presents a new opportunity for standardisation" in the nuclear power industry, Vanessa Jakovich, counsel at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, told delegates at the World Nuclear Association’s 41st Annual Symposium in London on 16 September.

Terrestrial Energy to complete US loan guarantee application

New Nuclear

14 September 2016

IMSR_nuclear_island_2016_(Terrestrial)-48Terrestrial Energy USA has been invited by the US Department of Energy to submit the second part of its application for a US federal loan guarantee to support the licensing and construction of its Integrated Molten Salt Reactor.

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.

Westinghouse balances new and existing fleet needs

Corporate

19 September 2016

Gutierrez_Sympo_2016_(WNA)_48Two Westinghouse AP1000s are likely to start up within a year, with hot functional tests at the first-of-a-kind reactor at Sanmen in China on course to finish next month, interim president and CEO José Emeterio Gutiérrez told delegates at the World Nuclear Association's Annual Symposium held in London last week. Fuel loading at Sanmen is expected to take place before the end of the year.

Contract for prototype CAREM balance of plant

New Nuclear

06 September 2016

CAREM BOP contract signing - 48Argentina's National Atomic Energy Commission has awarded a contract to a joint venture between Tecna and Siemens to supply the balance of plant for the prototype CAREM-25, a domestically-designed and developed small integral reactor.

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.