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EDF withdraws from UK's SMR selection competition

EDF withdraws from UK's SMR selection competition

While other shortlisted vendors have submitted bids for their respective small modular reactor designs, EDF has withdrawn its Nuward model from Great British Nuclear's SMR selection contest.

New Nuclear 09 July 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


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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


Jacobs to assist in development of UK-Japanese HTGR

Jacobs to assist in development of UK-Japanese HTGR

The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory has appointed engineering group Jacobs to help in the development of a high temperature gas reactor design that it is developing in partnership with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.

New Nuclear 28 May 2024


Contract for expansion of Rolls-Royce submarine site

Contract for expansion of Rolls-Royce submarine site

International infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has been selected by Rolls-Royce as its non-fissile construction partner to help expand its Raynesway site in Derby, UK, to meet the growth in demand from the Royal Navy, and as a result of last year's AUKUS announcement.

Corporate 28 May 2024


Study to assess benefits of Hartlepool SMR plant

Study to assess benefits of Hartlepool SMR plant

X-energy and Cavendish Nuclear have commissioned Teesside University to undertake a study of the potential regional benefits and economic impacts of a proposed power plant in Hartlepool, UK, based on X-energy's Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled reactor.

New Nuclear 23 May 2024


Wylfa preferred site for UK new build

Wylfa preferred site for UK new build

The UK government has announced that Wylfa in Anglesey, North Wales, is its preferred site for a new large-scale nuclear power plant. It has launched talks with international energy companies to explore building a power plant at the site.

New Nuclear 22 May 2024


UK plans near surface disposal of intermediate level waste

UK plans near surface disposal of intermediate level waste

In its updated strategy for handling nuclear waste and radioactive substances, the UK proposes to use a shallower disposal facility for suitable intermediate-level waste which was previously earmarked for the planned deep geological disposal facility.

Waste & Recycling 21 May 2024


AtkinsRéalis to design UK tritium processing facility

AtkinsRéalis to design UK tritium processing facility

The UK Atomic Energy Authority has appointed Canadian engineering firm AtkinsRéalis to deliver the detailed design of an isotope separation system to strengthen research into sustainable fusion delivery.

New Nuclear 21 May 2024


Facility to demonstrate Rolls-Royce SMR module production

Facility to demonstrate Rolls-Royce SMR module production

Rolls-Royce SMR has announced plans for a facility in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK, to manufacture and test prototype modules for its small modular reactors.

New Nuclear 20 May 2024