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Tractebel to assist Thorizon in MSR development

Tractebel to assist Thorizon in MSR development

Following the signing of a strategic three-year partnership with Thorizon of the Netherlands, Belgian engineering firm Tractebel - a subsidiary of France's Engie - will provide engineering services including support on the conceptual design, computational modelling, cost estimates and design reviews of the Thorizon One molten salt reactor.

New Nuclear 26 February 2024


Reactor testing of HTGR fuel confirms functionality, Rosatom says

Reactor testing of HTGR fuel confirms functionality, Rosatom says

Samples of the fuel began tests in two research reactors in 2022, with Rosatom reporting they "fundamentally confirmed the functionality of the fuel design" for high-temperature gas-cooled reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 20 February 2024


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Naarea and Thorizon team up on molten salt reactors

Naarea and Thorizon team up on molten salt reactors

Naarea of France and Thorizon of the Netherlands have signed a strategic partnership agreement to advance the development of molten salt reactors in Europe.

New Nuclear 12 February 2024


MoltexFLEX publishes research on graphite interaction with molten salt

MoltexFLEX publishes research on graphite interaction with molten salt

MoltexFLEX scientists worked with the University of Manchester's Nuclear Graphite Research Group to use X-ray micro CT scanners to investigate how molten salt infiltrates pores within standard industrial grades of graphite.

New Nuclear 06 February 2024


Preliminary design R&D completed for Russian molten salt research reactor

Preliminary design R&D completed for Russian molten salt research reactor

The Mining and Chemical Combine, part of Rosatom, says that research and development work on the molten salt research reactor project has been completed, with a preliminary design developed.

New Nuclear 05 February 2024


Funding to support UK deployment of BWRX-300

Funding to support UK deployment of BWRX-300

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has been awarded a GBP33.6 million (USD42.7 million) grant to support it in developing its BWRX-300 small modular reactor in the UK. The design will now enter the Generic Design Assessment process.

New Nuclear 25 January 2024


First lead-cooled fast neutron reactor'sinstallation under way

First lead-cooled fast neutron reactor's installation under way

A steel reactor base plate and the lower tier of the containment has been installed in what is being called a landmark moment for construction of the BREST-OD-300 generation IV fast neutron reactor in Russia.

New Nuclear 17 January 2024


NuScale SMR meets Polish safety requirements, says regulator

NuScale SMR meets Polish safety requirements, says regulator

NuScale Power's NPM-20 small modular reactor technology is compliant with Polish nuclear safety and radiological protection standards, the president of the National Atomic Energy Agency said in a general opinion.

Regulation & Safety 02 January 2024


AtkinsRéalis unveils new advanced Candu design

AtkinsRéalis unveils new advanced Candu design

The 1000 MW Candu Monark, a Generation III+ reactor with the highest output of any Candu technology, is currently in the definition phase, the company said at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris, and will feature simplified construction and a 70-year operating life.

New Nuclear 28 November 2023


TerraPower expands cooperation with Japan on fast reactors

TerraPower expands cooperation with Japan on fast reactors

TerraPower of the USA and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi FBR Systems have agreed to expand their existing memorandum of understanding, signed in January 2022, on the development of sodium-cooled fast reactors.

New Nuclear 01 November 2023