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General Atomics announces concept for Fusion Pilot Plant

General Atomics announces concept for Fusion Pilot Plant

San Diego, California-based General Atomics has announced a steady-state, compact advanced tokamak Fusion Pilot Plant concept, which it says capitalises on its innovations and advancements in fusion technology.

New Nuclear 25 October 2022


Holtec, Hyundai to accelerate SMR development

Holtec, Hyundai to accelerate SMR development

Holtec International of the USA and South Korea's Hyundai Engineering & Construction have agreed to accelerate the programme to complete the balance of plant design of the remaining systems and structures for the SMR-160 advanced small modular reactor.

Corporate 20 October 2022



World's largest chloride salt system in place

World's largest chloride salt system in place

Southern Company and TerraPower have completed construction and installation of a new test facility at TerraPower's laboratory in Everett, Washington. The Integrated Effects Test will be used in the development of the Molten Chloride Fast Reactor.

New Nuclear 19 October 2022


Westinghouse and Ansaldo Nucleare collaborate on next-gen LFR nuclear plant

Westinghouse and Ansaldo Nucleare collaborate on next-gen LFR nuclear plant

Westinghouse Electric Company and Ansaldo Nucleare have signed a new cooperation agreement to develop a next generation nuclear power plant based on Lead-cooled Fast Reactor technology.

New Nuclear 04 October 2022


MHI develops reactor with enhanced safety features

MHI develops reactor with enhanced safety features

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has launched the SRZ-1200 advanced pressurised water reactor design. Developed in collaboration with four Japanese utilities, the 1200 MWe reactor is designed to meet the country's enhanced regulatory safety standards.

New Nuclear 29 September 2022


MoltexFLEX launches flexibly-operated molten salt reactor

MoltexFLEX launches flexibly-operated molten salt reactor

Moltex Energy Limited subsidiary MoltexFLEX has launched its FLEX molten salt reactor that, through flexible operation and the use of thermal storage technology, can support intermittent renewable energy through its rapid responsiveness to changes in demand.

New Nuclear 29 September 2022


Canadian review of eVinci design begins

Canadian review of eVinci design begins

Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a service agreement with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, initiating a pre-licensing vendor design review of its eVinci microreactor design.

Regulation & Safety 28 September 2022


Thorizon raises funds for MSR development

Thorizon raises funds for MSR development

Thorizon of the Netherlands has raised EUR12.5 million (USD12.4 million) for the development of a thorium molten salt reactor. Thorizon is a spin-off from the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group, the organisation that operates the High Flux Reactor in Petten.

New Nuclear 23 August 2022


Kairos and Materion commission molten salt purification plant

Kairos and Materion commission molten salt purification plant

The plant, designed by Kairos Power and based at the Materion campus in Elmore, Ohio in the USA, will produce high-purity fluoride salt coolant to be used in high-temperature molten salt reactors.

New Nuclear 20 July 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