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TVA and Kairos Power to collaborate on demonstration reactor

TVA and Kairos Power to collaborate on demonstration reactor

The Tennessee Valley Authority is to provide engineering, operations and licensing support to help Kairos Power deploy its Hermes low-power demonstration reactor at the East Tennessee Technology Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee under a newly announced collaboration agreement between the two companies.

New Nuclear 06 May 2021


Generation IV Forum marks 20th anniversary

Generation IV Forum marks 20th anniversary

The goals of the Generation IV International Forum - and the six reactor types that are its focus - remain as important today as they have always been, speakers at an international panel discussion held to mark the organisation's 20th anniversary agreed. Looking to the future, demonstration should become a focus to drive forwards to deployment of the technology.

New Nuclear 04 May 2021


Hungary gets agreement to delay Paks II loan repayment

Hungary gets agreement to delay Paks II loan repayment

Hungary will start repaying the Russian loan for the Paks II project in 2031, five years later than originally agreed, Hungary's Finance Ministry has announced. This amendment to the intergovernmental agreement for the EUR12.5 billion (USD15.1 billion) project means that income from the new nuclear power plant can help repay the loan, but it does not change the rate of interest on the loan nor the option to pay it off early, it added.

New Nuclear 30 April 2021


Canadian university becomes IAEA Collaborating Centre

Canadian university becomes IAEA Collaborating Centre

The International Atomic Energy Agency has designated Ontario Tech University as a Collaborating Centre to support IAEA activities on advanced nuclear power technology, including small modular reactors, as well as the non‑electric applications of nuclear energy. The institution is the first in Canada to receive such a designation.

New Nuclear 29 April 2021


Fennovoima revises Hanhikivi 1 schedule and costs

Fennovoima revises Hanhikivi 1 schedule and costs

The planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland is now likely to enter commercial operation a year later and cost up to EUR1 billion (USD1.2 billion) more than previously expected, Fennovoima says in an update to its construction licence application. The company submitted the update today to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

New Nuclear 28 April 2021


Georgia Power announces two more milestones at Vogtle

Georgia Power announces two more milestones at Vogtle

Tests that simulate the temperatures and pressures which the reactor systems will be subjected to during normal operation have been started at unit 3 of the Vogtle plant near Waynesboro, Georgia. Meanwhile, the final module has been put in place at unit 4, marking the last major crane lift at the project site.

New Nuclear 26 April 2021


Assembly of ITER magnet system starts

Assembly of ITER magnet system starts

The sixth Poloidal Field coil of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor was inserted into the fusion machine's tokamak pit on April 21. The milestone marks the beginning of the assembly of ITER's magnet system, which will control the shape and stability of the ITER plasma. First plasma at ITER - in Cadarache, France - is planned for 2025, with deuterium-tritium fusion experiments commencing in 2035.

New Nuclear 26 April 2021


EDF submits offer for Jaitapur project

EDF submits offer for Jaitapur project

French company EDF has submitted to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd its binding techno-commercial offer to build six EPRs at Jaitapur in Maharashtra. The offer is the culmination of work that began with the 2018 signature of an agreement between the two companies and paves the way for discussions towards a binding framework agreement.

New Nuclear 23 April 2021


DOE project supports microreactor deployment

DOE project supports microreactor deployment

The US Department of Energy is planning to build a microreactor to help researchers and end-users understand how microreactors can integrate with other technologies. The Microreactor Applications Research Validation and EvaLuation liquid-metal cooled microreactor could be operational within three years.

New Nuclear 21 April 2021


Cold tests completed at second Karachi Hualong One

Cold tests completed at second Karachi Hualong One

Cold functional tests were completed yesterday at unit 3 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced. Units 2 and 3 at the site are China's first exports of the Hualong One reactor design, promoted on the international market as the HPR1000. Karachi 2 was synchronised with the electricity grid last month.

New Nuclear 21 April 2021