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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


BN-1200 plans clear environmental hurdle

BN-1200 plans clear environmental hurdle

The Russian environmental regulator Rosprirodnadzor has approved the plans for a BN-1200 fast sodium reactor at the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 17 May 2024


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Swedish project to develop Gen IV nuclear power system

Swedish project to develop Gen IV nuclear power system

The Swedish Energy Agency has granted SEK50 million (USD4.7 million) for a project led by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg for the development of an entire Generation IV nuclear power system. The project also aims to rebuild national expertise in nuclear technology science.

New Nuclear 16 May 2024


Second tier of containment installed for BREST-OD-300

Second tier of containment installed for BREST-OD-300

The 184-tonnes section - the second of three - has been lifted into place for the lead-cooled fast neutron reactor under construction at the Siberian Chemical Combine site in Russia.

New Nuclear 19 April 2024


Newcleo teams up with CEA on reactor development

Newcleo teams up with CEA on reactor development

UK-headquartered innovative reactor developer Newcleo has signed a partnership agreement with the French Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) on the development of Newcleo's lead-cooled fast reactor.

New Nuclear 09 April 2024


Justification sought for use of Newcleo reactor in the UK

Justification sought for use of Newcleo reactor in the UK

The Nuclear Industry Association has applied to the UK government for a justification decision for Newcleo's lead-cooled fast reactor, the LFR-AS-200. Such a decision is required for the operation of a new nuclear technology in the country.

Regulation & Safety 05 April 2024


South Africa aims to be global supplier of HTR fuel

South Africa aims to be global supplier of HTR fuel

As well as preparing to issue a Request for Proposals for 2500 MW of new nuclear "this calendar year", the Nuclear Energy Summit was told that South Africa is developing its Pebble Bed Modular Reactor technology and "deserves the opportunity to implement the complete nuclear fuel cycle for peaceful uses".

New Nuclear 25 March 2024


France awards grants for molten salt reactor R&D

France awards grants for molten salt reactor R&D

Molten salt reactor developers Thorizon and Stellaria, both in consortium with Orano, have been selected by the French government to receive funding through the France 2030 national investment plan.

New Nuclear 22 March 2024


Korea gears up for advanced reactor development

Korea gears up for advanced reactor development

South Korea's Ministry of Science & ICT has signed a memorandum of understanding with eight Korean companies to cooperate on the development of next-generation nuclear reactors.

New Nuclear 22 March 2024


Fluor to design laser fusion power plant

Fluor to design laser fusion power plant

California-based Longview Fusion Energy Systems has contracted US engineering and construction firm Fluor Corporation to design the world's first commercial laser fusion power plant.

New Nuclear 11 March 2024