Related Topic: Reactor Design

GE Hitachi submits SMR design for Canadian review

GE Hitachi submits SMR design for Canadian review

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has made its first submittals to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for the vendor design review of its BWRX-300 small modular reactor. The submittals are for the combined first two phases of the three-phase process and address eight of the 19 VDR focus areas.

New Nuclear 27 February 2020


Oak Ridge National Laboratory to collaborate with TVA on advanced reactors

Oak Ridge National Laboratory to collaborate with TVA on advanced reactors

The US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Tennessee Valley Authority are to collaborate on the economic feasibility of potentially licensing, building, operating and maintaining one or more advanced nuclear reactors - such as a small modular reactor - at TVA's Clinch River site near Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

New Nuclear 20 February 2020


UK HPR1000 moves to final design assessment stage

UK HPR1000 moves to final design assessment stage

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency have completed Step 3 - "overall design, safety case and security arguments review" - in their scrutiny of the UK HPR1000 reactor design. They will now start the fourth and final stage in the Generic Design Assessment process - "detailed design, safety case, and security evidence assessment".

Regulation & Safety 13 February 2020


DOE invites feedback on advanced reactor programme 

DOE invites feedback on advanced reactor programme 

The US Department of Energy on 5 February issued a Request for Information/Notice of Intent to solicit applications for two advanced reactor demonstration awards. It said the issuance of the RFI/NOI was also to give interested parties an opportunity "to provide their insights on how the demonstration programme could be successfully executed".

New Nuclear 07 February 2020


SNC-Lavalin wins contracts for Wolsong upgrade work

SNC-Lavalin wins contracts for Wolsong upgrade work

Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power has awarded Candu Energy, a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin, four contracts worth about USD22 million for multi-campaign field inspections, prolonged operation assessment and thermal-hydraulic computer code updates at Wolsung nuclear reactors in South Korea.

Corporate 05 February 2020


GE Hitachi initiates US licensing of BWRX-300

GE Hitachi initiates US licensing of BWRX-300

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has officially started the regulatory licensing process for its BWRX-300 reactor design. On 30 December, the company submitted the first licensing topical report for the small modular reactor to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The company expects such reports to serve as a foundation for the development of a Preliminary Safety Analysis Report that could potentially be submitted to the NRC by a utility customer.

New Nuclear 31 January 2020


France and Japan collaborate in fast reactor development

France and Japan collaborate in fast reactor development

An agreement to cooperate on the development of fast neutron reactors has been signed between Framatome and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Mitsubishi FBR Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The partners have previously collaborated on the Astrid project.

New Nuclear 09 December 2019


SNC-Lavalin to conduct pre-project work for Chinese AHWR plant

SNC-Lavalin to conduct pre-project work for Chinese AHWR plant

Candu Energy Inc - a subsidiary of Canada's SNC-Lavalin - has been awarded a contract by China National Nuclear Power Co Ltd for pre-project work for a proposed two-unit Advanced Heavy Water Reactor plant in China. The work relates to planning and licensing in preparation for the project, construction of which is expected to start in or around 2021.

New Nuclear 03 December 2019


Conference: Advancing the rebirth of nuclear power

Conference: Advancing the rebirth of nuclear power

Innovation has always been at the heart of the nuclear power industry and its future depends on this commitment to technological advancement in both large and small reactor designs. This was the message of the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation General Ministerial Conference held in Washington DC last week.

Perspectives 16 November 2019


Kursk II-2 core catcher arrives on site

Kursk II-2 core catcher arrives on site

The core catcher for the second unit at Kursk II in Russia has been delivered to the construction site in Western Russia. Kursk II will be the first nuclear power plant to use the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) reactor design.

New Nuclear 25 October 2019