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Sizewell C could use recycled uranium

Published: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 14:39:28 GMT

EDF Energy will 'get on with' work to construct two EPR units at Sizewell C in Suffolk, UK, as soon as it receives government permission, which could come within six months, said the project's director of financing, Julia Pyke. She added that the company is working to fuel the reactors with recycled uranium.


Barsebäck reactor vessel dismantled

Published: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 14:27:49 GMT

Nukem Technologies has completed cutting up the pressure vessel of the Barsebäck 1 reactor in Sweden. The company said its two-stage thermal cutting technique would be refined and used on Barsebäck 2 as well as Oskarshamn 1 and 2.


Sheffield Forgemasters to supply Rolls-Royce SMR forgings

Published: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 14:11:51 GMT

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Rolls-Royce SMR Limited and Sheffield Forgemasters to jointly explore commercial mechanisms for a long-term collaboration on the supply of forgings to the Rolls-Royce UK small modular reactor fleet. A Rolls-Royce-led UK SMR consortium aims to build up to 10 SMRs by 2035.


UK selects HTGR for advanced reactor demonstration

Published: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 16:36:29 GMT

The UK will build a high-temperature gas reactor as the centrepiece of its Advanced Modular Reactor Research, Development & Demonstration Programme, energy minister Greg Hands has confirmed. "I'm pleased to announce that we will focus on HTGRs as the technology choice for the programme moving forward," he told the Nuclear2021 conference organised in London by the Nuclear Industry Association yesterday. His statement served as a confirmation of the technology, which had emerged as the UK government's preference after a round of consultations earlier this year.


Japanese reactor restarted following prolonged outage

Published: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 14:19:44 GMT

Shikoku Electric Power Company restarted unit 3 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime Prefecture yesterday. The reactor - one of the few to have been restarted since the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant - had been offline since December 2019 due to a periodic inspection and a subsequent court injunction.


Initial phase of Qinshan district heating project commissioned

Published: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 12:33:01 GMT

The first phase of a district heating demonstration project at the Qinshan nuclear power plant in China's southern Zhejiang Province has today been commissioned, China National Nuclear Corporation announced. With a total investment of about CNY940 million (USD148 million), the project entered its trial operation phase on 15 November.


Assystem to cooperate with Naarea on micro-reactor

Published: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:44:25 GMT

French engineering group Assystem has signed a cooperation agreement with newly-created French micro-reactor developer Naarea to build its ultra-compact eXtra Small Modular Reactor (XSMR). Dassault Systèmes is to supply Naarea with a cloud-based platform on which to virtually design the 1 to 40 MW molten salt reactor. Naarea expects the first units of XSMR to be produced by 2030.


NuScale SMR plants become VOYGR

Published: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 14:49:29 GMT

NuScale Power's small modular reactor power plants are to be named VOYGR, the company has announced. The company is working towards commercialising the technology and aims to be ready to deliver the first VOYGR plant to public power consortium Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems' Carbon Free Power Project by the end of the decade.


OPG chooses BWRX-300 SMR for Darlington new build

Published: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 16:25:47 GMT

Ontario Power Generation has selected the BWRX-300 small modular reactor for the Darlington new nuclear site, and will work with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to deploy the reactor. Canada's first commercial, grid-scale, SMR could be completed as early as 2028.


MoU aims to produce Co-60 in French PWRs

Published: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 17:14:28 GMT

Westinghouse Electric Company and EDF have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to produce cobalt-60 in selected pressurised water reactors owned and operated by EDF in France. The agreement is the first step towards production in Europe of the radioisotope for medical uses, the companies said.