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Sanmen 3 containment walls take shape

Sanmen 3 containment walls take shape

The three steel rings forming the walls of the main containment shell have been hoisted into place at unit 3 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province.

New Nuclear 13 June 2024


Tokamak Energy to use digital twin with ST40 fusion machine

Tokamak Energy to use digital twin with ST40 fusion machine

UK-based Tokamak Energy says that the digital twin computer software means it will be able to maximise the impact of each experiment without needing to test multiple scenarios in the physical machine.

New Nuclear 13 June 2024


Cyclotron lifted into place at Argentina's Proton Therapy Centre

Cyclotron lifted into place at Argentina's Proton Therapy Centre

The 230-tonne cyclotron, which will produce proton beams for advanced cancer therapy, was lifted into the building in two stages this week.

New Nuclear 13 June 2024


Vattenfall narrows search for SMR supplier

Vattenfall narrows search for SMR supplier

Sweden's Vattenfall has shortlisted Rolls-Royce SMR and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy as potential suppliers of small modular reactors for its Ringhals site. Meanwhile, the country's nuclear regulator has proposed making the early evaluation of new reactor technology possible to make the permitting process more efficient and predictable.

New Nuclear 12 June 2024


TerraPower breaks ground for Natrium plant

TerraPower breaks ground for Natrium plant

TerraPower's chairman and founder Bill Gates joined company colleagues, government officials, project partners, industry champions and community supporters for the ceremony at the site of the first-of-a-kind advanced reactor plant at Kemmerer in Wyoming.

New Nuclear 11 June 2024


UK SMR contest deadline pushed back two weeks

UK SMR contest deadline pushed back two weeks

A fortnight's extension - until after the general election - has been given for the submission of documentation by the six contenders in the UK's small modular reactor selection process.

New Nuclear 11 June 2024


Works begins on Romania's tritium removal facility

Works begins on Romania's tritium removal facility

Nuclearelectrica and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power have held a ceremony to mark the start of work on what will become Europe's first tritium removal facility, at Romania's Cernavoda nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 11 June 2024


IAEA mission reviews Sri Lanka siting process

IAEA mission reviews Sri Lanka siting process

The seven-day Site and External Events Design Review Service (SEED) mission reviewed Sri Lanka's selection process to identify potential sites for the construction of its first nuclear power plant. The country has already identified six candidate sites from three different regions.

New Nuclear 10 June 2024


SMR planned for Yakutia may become two-unit project

SMR planned for Yakutia may become two-unit project

The regional and federal ministries are "actively working" to change the existing plans for Russia's first land-based small modular reactor project in Yakutia into a two-reactor scheme, after assessing likely future energy demands.

New Nuclear 10 June 2024


US microreactor clears initial stage of pre-testing safety review

US microreactor clears initial stage of pre-testing safety review

Microreactor startup Radiant Industries has announced that the US Department of Energy has reviewed and approved the Safety Design Strategy for its Kaleidos microreactor in the National Reactor Innovation Center's Demonstration of Microreactor Experiments test bed at Idaho National Laboratory.

New Nuclear 07 June 2024