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Tractebel to assist Thorizon in MSR development

Tractebel to assist Thorizon in MSR development

Following the signing of a strategic three-year partnership with Thorizon of the Netherlands, Belgian engineering firm Tractebel - a subsidiary of France's Engie - will provide engineering services including support on the conceptual design, computational modelling, cost estimates and design reviews of the Thorizon One molten salt reactor.

New Nuclear 26 February 2024


India's newest nuclear unit connected to grid

India's newest nuclear unit connected to grid

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd has announced that Kakrapar 4 was connected to the grid on 20 February. The 700 MWe unit reached first criticality on 17 December.

New Nuclear 26 February 2024


Hyundai E&C says Kozloduy signals South Korean's nuclear resurgence

Hyundai E&C says Kozloduy signals South Korean's nuclear resurgence

The Bulgarian Parliament has given the go-ahead for talks to take place with Hyundai Engineering & Construction, as the sole shortlisted constructor for engineering, construction, delivery and commissioning of the new AP1000 units planned for the Kozloduy site.

New Nuclear 26 February 2024


India to seek nuclear investors as Kakrapar units inaugurated

India to seek nuclear investors as Kakrapar units inaugurated

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's formal dedication to the nation of Kakrapar units 3 and 4 - the first Indian-designed 700 MWe pressurised heavy water reactors - took place days after reports that the Indian government is in talks with several private firms to invest in the country's nuclear sector.

New Nuclear 23 February 2024


Prototype fusion reactor planned for TVA site

Prototype fusion reactor planned for TVA site

US fusion energy developer Type One Energy Group has announced plans to build Infinity One - its stellarator fusion prototype machine - at Tennessee Valley Authority's Bull Run Fossil Plant in Clinton, Tennessee.

New Nuclear 23 February 2024


AECL, AtkinsRéalis to collaborate on advanced Candu design

AECL, AtkinsRéalis to collaborate on advanced Candu design

A memorandum of understanding will see the two companies collaborate on the deployment of Candu reactors in Canada and internationally and expand their intellectual property licensing agreement, and is to be followed by further agreements to accelerate the development of the Candu Monark reactor technology.

New Nuclear 22 February 2024


Investment contract supports US demonstration reactor project

Investment contract supports US demonstration reactor project

The US Department of Energy and Kairos Energy have signed a technology investment agreement to implement an Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program risk reduction award to support the design, construction, and commissioning of the Hermes demonstration reactor.

New Nuclear 22 February 2024


Construction starts on second phase of Zhangzhou plant

Construction starts on second phase of Zhangzhou plant

The first safety-related concrete has been poured for the nuclear island of unit 3 at the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in Fujian province, China National Nuclear Corporation announced. It is the first of two Hualong One units planned as the second phase of the plant, which will eventually house six such reactors.

New Nuclear 22 February 2024


Feasibility for AP1000s at Borssele to be studied

Feasibility for AP1000s at Borssele to be studied

Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract by the Dutch government to conduct a technical feasibility study on the deployment of two AP1000 reactors at the Borssele nuclear power plant site. It comes as the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate launches a consultation on the siting of the reactors.

New Nuclear 21 February 2024


Kyoto Fusioneering and UKAEA sign collaboration agreement

Kyoto Fusioneering and UKAEA sign collaboration agreement

The UK Atomic Energy Authority and the private Japanese fusion technology company Kyoto Fusioneering have signed an agreement which aims to advance tritium breeding blanket technology from its conceptual stage towards commercialisation.

New Nuclear 21 February 2024