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Westinghouse and Prodigy collaborate on floating nuclear plant

Westinghouse and Prodigy collaborate on floating nuclear plant

The aim is for a first project in Canada by 2030 for a Prodigy marine-based transportable nuclear power plant featuring Westinghouse eVinci microreactors.

New Nuclear 24 January 2024


First refuelling at floating nuclear power plant

First refuelling at floating nuclear power plant

Fresh nuclear fuel has been loaded into the starboard side reactor on the Akademik Lomonosov in the first operation of its kind, with the process due to be completed by the end of the year, Rosatom says.

Uranium & Fuel 24 November 2023


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Floating nuclear power plant set for first refuelling

Floating nuclear power plant set for first refuelling

Nuclear fuel has been delivered to Russia's floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov with the landmark refuelling set to begin before the end of the year.

Uranium & Fuel 13 October 2023


ABS approves Korean SMR power barge design

ABS approves Korean SMR power barge design

A design for a floating offshore nuclear power barge from HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering and Kepco Engineering & Construction has received approval in principle from the American Bureau of Shipping.

New Nuclear 04 October 2023


Regulatory changes needed for new nuclear for maritime

Regulatory changes needed for new nuclear for maritime

Nuclear will be needed to help decarbonise the shipping industry - whether by having nuclear-powered ships or using nuclear to produce alternative fuels - a conference organised by Core Power has heard. However, speakers noted that regulatory issues must be resolved before this can happen.

Energy & Environment 21 September 2023


Seaborg power barge considered for use in Indonesia

Seaborg power barge considered for use in Indonesia

Indonesian power company Pertamina NRE has signed a memorandum of understanding with Denmark's Seaborg to investigate the deployment of Seaborg's compact molten salt reactor Power Barge in Indonesia.

New Nuclear 12 September 2023


Russian designs for underwater nuclear power plant in Arctic

Russian designs for underwater nuclear power plant in Arctic

A project for a submersible underwater power module, featuring two nuclear power units with a total capacity of 20 MWe, that can dive to a depth of 400 metres and provide energy in Arctic regions is being worked on by the Malakhit Marine Engineering Bureau in St Petersburg, Russia.

New Nuclear 20 July 2023


Seaborg switches fuel plans because of HALEU timeline risks

Seaborg switches fuel plans because of HALEU timeline risks

The Danish developer of floating Compact Molten Salt Reactors, Seaborg, has decided to change the fuel type for the initial power barges to low-enriched uranium "due to the risks associated with developing a sufficient supply of high-assay low-enriched uranium" to meet its planned timeline.

Uranium & Fuel 05 July 2023


Russian export push for floating nuclear power plants

Russian export push for floating nuclear power plants

State nuclear power company Rosatom has signed an agreement with TSS Group to create a joint venture for the construction of a series of floating power units "with a capacity of at least 100 MWe and an assigned service life of up to 60 years for foreign markets and the subsequent sale of electricity from the floating power unit in the countries of presence".

New Nuclear 16 June 2023


Japanese firms invest in maritime nuclear developer Core Power

Japanese firms invest in maritime nuclear developer Core Power

More than a dozen Japanese companies have invested a combined total of about USD80 million in the UK-based Core Power, which is helping develop a floating molten salt reactor nuclear power plant and other maritime applications, according to Nikkei Asia.

New Nuclear 24 May 2023