Related Topic: Small Modular Reactors

Nuclearelectrica and NuScale sign MoU, site chosen for SMR

Nuclearelectrica and NuScale sign MoU, site chosen for SMR

The Memorandum of Understanding means that NuScale, Nuclearelectrica and E-INFRA will carry out engineering studies, technical analyses and licensing activities for the site of a former thermal power plant at Doicești, the location selected for Romania's first small modular reactor. 

New Nuclear 24 May 2022


Belgium government allocates funding for SMR research

Belgium government allocates funding for SMR research

Belgium's SCK-CEN nuclear research centre will receive a budget of EUR100 million (USD107 million) from the federal government to conduct research into small modular reactors.

New Nuclear 24 May 2022


Viewpoint: The nuclear industry’s need for harmonisation

Viewpoint: The nuclear industry’s need for harmonisation

International collaboration and initiatives to harmonise the regulatory process for new nuclear are of fundamental importance to the safe and successful deployment of small modular reactors across the world, with positive steps already being taken, says Ramzi Jammal, executive vice-president and chief regulatory operations officer for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. He was speaking at the fourth CORDEL regional workshop held in Lyon.

Perspectives 27 May 2022


NDA, Cwmni Egino to collaborate on Trawsfynydd development

NDA, Cwmni Egino to collaborate on Trawsfynydd development

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Welsh development company Cwmni Egino have announced they will work together on proposals for the siting of a new nuclear development at the Trawsfynydd site in north Wales. 

New Nuclear 20 May 2022


Canadian MoUs advance microreactor deployment

Canadian MoUs advance microreactor deployment

Westinghouse and the Saskatchewan Research Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a project to locate an eVinci microreactor in Saskatchewan, while an MoU between McMaster University, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) and Global First Power will further examine the feasibility of deploying USNC's Micro Modular Reactor at the university or an affiliated site.
 

New Nuclear 19 May 2022


Korean conglomerate to cooperate with TerraPower

Korean conglomerate to cooperate with TerraPower

South Korea's SK Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TerraPower of the USA to jointly develop "next-generational technologies" needed for small modular reactors.

Corporate 17 May 2022


Final environmental impact statement for US Versatile Test Reactor

Final environmental impact statement for US Versatile Test Reactor

Idaho National Laboratory has been identified as the preferred site for the construction and operation of the sodium-cooled fast neutron reactor in the Final Environmental Impact Statement released by the US Department of Energy.

New Nuclear 16 May 2022


TVA eyes late 2023 or early 2024 for SMR licence application

TVA eyes late 2023 or early 2024 for SMR licence application

Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Jeff Lyash said this would be the next milestone for project to build a BWRX-300 small modular reactor at Clinch River near Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

New Nuclear 13 May 2022


First tests under way at new US liquid metal facility

First tests under way at new US liquid metal facility

Oklo Inc has become the first developer to run tests at Argonne National Laboratory's new Thermal Hydraulic Experimental Test Article capability. The tests will support the licensing of liquid metal fast reactor designs.

New Nuclear 12 May 2022


Nuclear power remains key sector for MHI

Nuclear power remains key sector for MHI

There is renewed interest in nuclear power from a decarbonisation and energy security perspective, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said while announcing progress in its 2021 Medium-Term Business Plan, which covers the period FY2021-FY2023. The company said it will continue supporting the restart of Japan's reactors while developing small modular reactors and advanced reactors.

Corporate 12 May 2022