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Samsung completes design of CMSR Power Barge

Samsung completes design of CMSR Power Barge

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has completed the conceptual design for the CMSR Power Barge - a floating nuclear power plant based on compact molten salt reactors - and obtained the basic certification of the design from the American Bureau of Shipping.

New Nuclear 04 January 2023


Boost to Russian marine reactor manufacturing

Boost to Russian marine reactor manufacturing

The Baltic Shipyard, which builds Russia's nuclear powered icebreakers, is investing in a 50% increase of its capacity to build the vessels as well as floating nuclear power plants.

New Nuclear 23 December 2022


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Bureau Veritas to help ThorCon develop Indonesian plant

Bureau Veritas to help ThorCon develop Indonesian plant

France-based testing, inspection and certification services provider Bureau Veritas has entered into an agreement with ThorCon for the technology qualification and subsequent development of a 500 MWe floating ThorCon molten salt reactor (TMSR-500) to be deployed in Indonesia.

New Nuclear 14 December 2022


NuScale and Prodigy conceptual design for marine-based SMR plant

NuScale and Prodigy conceptual design for marine-based SMR plant

Canada's Prodigy Clean Energy and America's NuScale have been collaborating since a 2018 Memorandum of Understanding with the "goal of bringing a competitive North American SMR marine facility to market".

New Nuclear 27 October 2022


DOE awards research funds for offshore nuclear generation

DOE awards research funds for offshore nuclear generation

Core Power, MIT Energy Initiative and the Idaho National Laboratory have been granted research funds by the US Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy University Program for a three-year study into the development of offshore floating nuclear power generation in the USA.

New Nuclear 31 August 2022


Construction starts on Russia's next floating nuclear power plant

Construction starts on Russia's next floating nuclear power plant

Construction has started on the first of four floating nuclear power plants for the Cape Nagloynyn project that will power a huge mining development in the Russian Arctic. At a Chinese shipyard, the keel-laying ceremony was held for a barge that will later be fitted with two RITM-200S reactors.

New Nuclear 31 August 2022


Study examines option for floating nuclear power in Vietnam

Study examines option for floating nuclear power in Vietnam

A joint study by Vietnamese power engineering consultancy PECC2, Denmark’s Seaborg, designer of power barges using compact molten salt reactors, and manufacturer Siemens Energy looked at the case for floating nuclear power plants to provide electricity as well as hydrogen and ammonia production.

New Nuclear 07 June 2022


Seaborg and BEES sign MoU relating to floating Compact Molten Salt Reactor

Seaborg and BEES sign MoU relating to floating Compact Molten Salt Reactor

Best Engineering in Energy Solutions and Seaborg have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate with South Korean regulators to identify and meet requirements for the construction and export of the Danish company’s floating nuclear power plants.

New Nuclear 19 May 2022


Samsung, Seaborg partnership on floating nuclear reactors

Samsung, Seaborg partnership on floating nuclear reactors

The Memorandum of Understanding is to manufacture and sell turnkey power plants combining Samsung Heavy Industry’s ship-building expertise and the Danish company’s Compact Molten Salt Reactor. It also covers development of hydrogen production plants and ammonia plants.

New Nuclear 08 April 2022


Viewpoint: Advanced reactor development makes rapid progress

Viewpoint: Advanced reactor development makes rapid progress

A common misconception about advanced nuclear technologies is that they are largely conceptual and will not be commercialised in time to contribute to meeting near-term climate goals, but a comprehensive look at global efforts to develop advanced nuclear reveals rapid progress towards commercialisation and operation, write Clean Air Task Force, ClearPath, Nuclear Innovation Alliance, Pillsbury and Third Way.

Perspectives 09 July 2021