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PEJ seeks Polish regulator opinion on safety analysis plans

PEJ seeks Polish regulator opinion on safety analysis plans

Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe has applied to the President of the National Atomic Energy Agency (Panstwowa Agencja Atomistyki) for a general opinion on the planned verification of safety analyses for prospective nuclear power plants.

New Nuclear 03 October 2022


Finnish EPR reaches full capacity for first time

Finnish EPR reaches full capacity for first time

Power output from the 1600 MWe Olkiluoto 3 EPR in Finland has reached 100% as commissioning tests of the reactor continue, operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has announced. Regular electricity production is scheduled to start in December.

New Nuclear 30 September 2022


Princeton physicists make plasma confinement breakthrough

Princeton physicists make plasma confinement breakthrough

Physicists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have proposed that the formation of "hills and valleys" in magnetic field lines could be the source of sudden collapses of heat ahead of disruptions that can damage doughnut-shaped tokamak fusion facilities. Their discovery could help overcome a critical challenge facing such facilities.

New Nuclear 30 September 2022


Fuel despatched for China's CFR-600 fast neutron reactor

Fuel despatched for China's CFR-600 fast neutron reactor

The first batch of nuclear fuel has been dispatched to China for the CFR-600 sodium-cooled pool-type fast-neutron nuclear reactor at Xiapu in China's Fujian province.

New Nuclear 30 September 2022


MHI develops reactor with enhanced safety features

MHI develops reactor with enhanced safety features

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has launched the SRZ-1200 advanced pressurised water reactor design. Developed in collaboration with four Japanese utilities, the 1200 MWe reactor is designed to meet the country's enhanced regulatory safety standards.

New Nuclear 29 September 2022


MoltexFLEX launches flexibly-operated molten salt reactor

MoltexFLEX launches flexibly-operated molten salt reactor

Moltex Energy Limited subsidiary MoltexFLEX has launched its FLEX molten salt reactor that, through flexible operation and the use of thermal storage technology, can support intermittent renewable energy through its rapid responsiveness to changes in demand.

New Nuclear 29 September 2022


Nuclear 'gaining traction' as option in many African countries, says IAEA

Nuclear 'gaining traction' as option in many African countries, says IAEA

Discussions with ministers from several African countries have been held at the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference about nuclear power's potential role in helping economic development and water supply while also mitigating climate change as it provides clean and reliable energy.

New Nuclear 29 September 2022


RoPower to repower coal plant with small reactors

RoPower to repower coal plant with small reactors

RoPower Nuclear is the name of the company that will develop Romania's first small modular reactor project. The joint venture of Nova Power & Gas and the national nuclear firm Nuclearelectrica, was announced on 27 September with encouragement from the Romanian government.

New Nuclear 28 September 2022


US Air Force issues RFP for microreactor project

US Air Force issues RFP for microreactor project

The US Department of the Air Force, in partnership with the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, has issued a request for proposal for a microreactor to be built at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.

New Nuclear 28 September 2022


Dome hoisted into place at Taipingling 2

Dome hoisted into place at Taipingling 2

China General Nuclear has successfully completed the hoisting of the 225-tonne dome into place on the second unit at Taipingling nuclear power plant, in Huizhou in south China's Guangdong province.

New Nuclear 26 September 2022