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Sixth Hongyanhe unit enters commercial operation

Sixth Hongyanhe unit enters commercial operation

Unit 6 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province has entered commercial operation, China General Nuclear has announced. The unit is the second of two ACPR-1000 reactors built as Phase II of the plant.

New Nuclear 24 June 2022


Poland expands cooperation on SMRs and large reactors

Poland expands cooperation on SMRs and large reactors

Polish state-owned energy company Enea SA has signed an agreement with US small modular reactor developer Last Energy to cooperate on the deployment of SMRs, potentially in Poland. Meanwhile, France's EDF has signed further cooperation agreements with Polish companies to support its offer to supply 4 to 6 EPRs in Poland.

New Nuclear 23 June 2022


Advanced nuclear tech projects selected for US federal support

Advanced nuclear tech projects selected for US federal support

Orano Federal Services and TerraPower will gain access to the US Department of Energy's national laboratories to help advance their nuclear technologies under the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative.
 

New Nuclear 23 June 2022


Nuclear power on the Moon: NASA selects three proposals

Nuclear power on the Moon: NASA selects three proposals

The US space agency NASA has selected three design concepts for a 40KW nuclear power system designed to last at least 10 years in the lunar environment to help "lay the groundwork for powering our long-term human presence on other worlds".

New Nuclear 22 June 2022


PULSAR project to research nuclear technology for Europe's space missions

PULSAR project to research nuclear technology for Europe's space missions

Tractebel will lead the PULSAR consortium conducting research on dynamic radioisotope power systems fuelled by plutonium-238 for space applications - to provide spacecraft and astronauts with electricity and heat when the sun does not supply enough power.

New Nuclear 21 June 2022


Fuel loading begins at UAE plant

Fuel loading begins at UAE plant

Fuel loading has begun at Barakah 3 following the receipt of the unit's operating licence, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced. The UAE's third nuclear unit is expected to start producing electricity later this year.

New Nuclear 20 June 2022


Newcleo raises USD316 million, talks with Orano

Newcleo raises USD316 million, talks with Orano

The UK-headquartered developer of small modular lead-cooled fast reactors, Newcleo, says it has successfully raised EUR300 million (USD316 million) and also announced it has contracted France’s Orano for feasibility studies on the establishment of a mixed plutonium-uranium oxides production plant.

New Nuclear 20 June 2022


Rosatom and Yakutia planning for SHELF-M small nuclear plant

Rosatom and Yakutia planning for SHELF-M small nuclear plant

Rosatom's director general Alexey Likhachev and the head of the Republic of Sakha (also known as Yakutia) Aysen Nicolayev have signed an agreement "on intentions and a procedure for organising cooperation for promoting projects involving a small nuclear power plant based on the SHELF-M reactor".

New Nuclear 17 June 2022


Olkiluoto 3 test production to continue until December

Olkiluoto 3 test production to continue until December

The issue of foreign material in the steam reheater of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR's turbine has delayed the start of regular electricity generation by a further three months, operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has announced.

New Nuclear 16 June 2022


Maryland and X-energy examine coal-to-nuclear switch

Maryland and X-energy examine coal-to-nuclear switch

The USA’s Maryland Energy Administration has awarded grants to Maryland-based X-energy and Frostburg State University to evaluate the benefits of repurposing a coal-fired electric generating facility with X-energy’s Xe-100 small modular reactor.

New Nuclear 15 June 2022