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US, Japanese firms agree to cooperate on fast reactors

US, Japanese firms agree to cooperate on fast reactors

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi FBR Systems have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TerraPower of the USA to cooperate on the development of sodium-cooled fast reactors. TerraPower - founded by Bill Gates - is developing the Natrium sodium-cooled fast reactor.

New Nuclear 27 January 2022


Grid connection of Finnish EPR postponed

Grid connection of Finnish EPR postponed

The connection of unit 3 at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in western Finland to the national grid has been delayed due to an unplanned automatic trip during commissioning tests, operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has announced.

New Nuclear 27 January 2022


Sizewell C gets financial backing from UK government

Sizewell C gets financial backing from UK government

The UK government has allocated GBP100 million (USD134 million) to continue the EDF-led development of the Sizewell C nuclear power plant project, with the aim of attracting further finance from private investors.

New Nuclear 27 January 2022


Pandemic delays start up of Fangchenggang Hualong One units

Pandemic delays start up of Fangchenggang Hualong One units

Operation of the two demonstration Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors under construction at the Fangchenggang site in China's Guangxi Autonomous Region has been put back due to delays caused by COVID-19, China General Nuclear said.

New Nuclear 26 January 2022


Mochovce 3 to get commissioning licence

Mochovce 3 to get commissioning licence

Slovakian regulators have made the decision to permit commissioning of Mochovce unit 3, bringing to an end several years of delays to address appeals by the Austrian anti-nuclear group Global 2000.

New Nuclear 26 January 2022


Empresarios Agrupados contracted for first ThorCon reactor

Empresarios Agrupados contracted for first ThorCon reactor

Spanish engineering firm Empresarios Agrupados has been named as architect engineer for the 500 MWe floating ThorCon molten salt reactor to be deployed in Indonesia.

New Nuclear 26 January 2022


Terrestrial Energy extends fuel testing programme

Terrestrial Energy extends fuel testing programme

Terrestrial Energy USA has extended a fuel salt testing programme at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory to include fission product solubility measurements.

New Nuclear 26 January 2022


Deal signed for nuclear to power Russian gold mine

Deal signed for nuclear to power Russian gold mine

The agreement signed by Rusatom Overseas and Seligdar covers the supply and consumption of energy from a small modular reactor nuclear power plant to develop the Kyuchus gold deposit in northeast Russia's Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

New Nuclear 21 January 2022


Rosatom signs agreement on possible new reactors for Armenia

Rosatom signs agreement on possible new reactors for Armenia

Rosatom and the management of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant have signed an agreement to look into the possible building of new Russian-designed nuclear power units on the site of the current plant at Metsamor in Armenia.

New Nuclear 21 January 2022


Assystem joins HPC Commissioning Alliance

Assystem joins HPC Commissioning Alliance

International engineering group Assystem has been appointed as an alliance partner on the new Hinkley Point C Commissioning Alliance. The company said this new multi-year contract will be key to bringing the UK's first new nuclear power plant in more than 30 years into operation.

New Nuclear 20 January 2022