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Digital control system installation begins at Chinese SMR

Digital control system installation begins at Chinese SMR

Installation of the digital control system has begun at the ACP100 small modular reactor demonstration project at the Changjiang site on China's island province of Hainan, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced.

New Nuclear 11 April 2024


Economic benefits of Polish AP1000 deployment highlighted

Economic benefits of Polish AP1000 deployment highlighted

The construction of six Westinghouse AP1000 reactors would contribute more than PLN118.3 billion (USD30.2 billion) in GDP for Poland, while their subsequent operation would generate PLN38 billion in GDP annually, an independent study has found.

New Nuclear 10 April 2024


Partnership aims to drive forward HTMR-100 SMR in South Africa

Partnership aims to drive forward HTMR-100 SMR in South Africa

Koya Capital has signed a partnership agreement to work with Stratek Global to secure financing and construction of a ZAR9 billion (USD480 million) first-of-a-kind reactor in South Africa.

New Nuclear 10 April 2024


Romania's SMR site selection process gets IAEA approval

Romania's SMR site selection process gets IAEA approval

An International Atomic Energy Agency follow-up mission has concluded that the selection of Doicesti as the site for deployment of small modular reactors complied with the agency's safety standards.

New Nuclear 10 April 2024


Second CGN Hualong One starts up

Second CGN Hualong One starts up

Unit 4 of the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in China's Guangxi Autonomous Region has attained a sustained chain reaction for the first time, China General Nuclear announced. The unit is the second of two demonstration CGN-designed Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors at the site.

New Nuclear 09 April 2024


Newcleo teams up with CEA on reactor development

Newcleo teams up with CEA on reactor development

UK-headquartered innovative reactor developer Newcleo has signed a partnership agreement with the French Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) on the development of Newcleo's lead-cooled fast reactor.

New Nuclear 09 April 2024


Commissioning work is beginning at Akkuyu 1

Commissioning work is beginning at Akkuyu 1

The first unit at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey is now entering the commissioning stage, with the aim of it supplying Turkey's energy system in 2025, Rosatom says.

New Nuclear 09 April 2024


Fourth Korean APR-1400 begins commercial operation

Fourth Korean APR-1400 begins commercial operation

Unit 2 of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant in South Korea has entered commercial operation, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power announced. The unit is the second of two APR-1400 reactors at the site, with a further two planned.

New Nuclear 08 April 2024


Nuclear projects receive UK space funding boost

Nuclear projects receive UK space funding boost

Two projects featuring nuclear energy are among 11 international space projects selected to receive funding from the UK Space Agency. Rolls-Royce's collaboration with BWXT receives GBP1.18 million (USD1.5 million) to further its work on fission nuclear systems for space power missions, while an international project led by the University of Leicester receives GBP800,000.

New Nuclear 08 April 2024


Further Norwegian site identified for SMRs

Further Norwegian site identified for SMRs

Norsk Kjernekraft has decided to initiate work on the impact assessment of a plot of land in Øygarden municipality, west of Bergen, to assess the possibility of establishing a nuclear power plant comprising up to five small modular reactors.

New Nuclear 05 April 2024