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Investment contract supports US demonstration reactor project

Investment contract supports US demonstration reactor project

The US Department of Energy and Kairos Energy have signed a technology investment agreement to implement an Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program risk reduction award to support the design, construction, and commissioning of the Hermes demonstration reactor.

New Nuclear 22 February 2024


British company pioneers new nuclear welding technique

British company pioneers new nuclear welding technique

Sheffield Forgemasters has completed weld-assembly of a full-sized small modular reactor nuclear vessel demonstrator assembly using Local Electron-Beam Welding. It said the technique took less than 24 hours to complete four, thick, nuclear-grade welds, typically requiring a year of work to complete.

Corporate 19 February 2024


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Slovakia's SMR timescales outlined as Project Phoenix gets under way

Slovakia's SMR timescales outlined as Project Phoenix gets under way

A feasibility study, as part of the US-funded Project Phoenix, is looking into the potential for small modular reactors in Slovakia with an indicative timeline to 2035.

New Nuclear 15 February 2024


Waste issues need consideration in SMR deployment, says CoRWM

Waste issues need consideration in SMR deployment, says CoRWM

Waste management issues need to have a significantly greater prominence in the process of developing and deploying small modular reactor and advanced modular reactor designs, according to the UK's Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM).

Waste & Recycling 14 February 2024


Westinghouse begins UK licensing process for AP300

Westinghouse begins UK licensing process for AP300

The company has formally submitted an application to the UK Department of Energy Security and Net Zero for approval to enter the Generic Design Assessment for the AP300 small modular reactor.

Regulation & Safety 13 February 2024


Japan demonstrates floating seismic isolation system for SMRs

Japan demonstrates floating seismic isolation system for SMRs

A team led by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency has concluded a series of large-scale demonstration tests for an innovative new floating seismic isolation system intended for pairing with small modular reactors to enable siting feasibility, including in areas of high seismicity.

New Nuclear 12 February 2024


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


Agreement signed for planned UK fleet of AP300 reactors

Agreement signed for planned UK fleet of AP300 reactors

Westinghouse has signed an agreement with Community Nuclear Power Limited for the construction of four AP300 small modular reactors in the North Teesside region of northeast England. It would be the UK's first privately-financed SMR fleet.

New Nuclear 08 February 2024


Preparatory work stepped up for Russia's first land-based SMR

Preparatory work stepped up for Russia's first land-based SMR

Construction of worker camps and a new road to the site is under way for the Yakutia small modular reactor project, with Rosenergoatom officially designated as the operating organisation by parent company Rosatom.

New Nuclear 09 February 2024


SMRs economically feasible in Puerto Rico, study finds

SMRs economically feasible in Puerto Rico, study finds

The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is favourably positioned for the introduction of advanced micro and small modular reactors, according to an economic study conducted by Puerto Rican-led not-for-profit organisation the Nuclear Alternative Project.

Nuclear Policies 08 February 2024