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A recent statement from Fitch Ratings casts doubt on any new nuclear construction in the US in the immediate future. Similar concerns were voiced during discussions at a full committee hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources to Examine Opportunities and Challenges Associated with Advanced Nuclear Reactor Commercialisation.

Date: Wednesday, 06 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgrowing-uncertainty-in-us-regarding-economics-of-new-nuclear-11347683

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Mitsubishi FBR Systems (MFBR), and US-based TerraPower have expanded their January 2022 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the development of sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR) technologies.

Date: Friday, 03 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjapan-and-us-expand-cooperation-on-fast-reactors-11265750

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

Date: Thursday, 02 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TerraPower-expands-cooperation-with-Japan-on-fast

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been selected as the core company in charge of the conceptual design of a demonstration fast reactor which the government aims to put into operation in the 2040s. MHI will oversee both the conceptual design as well as research and development for a sodium-cooled fast reactor in partnership with Mitsubishi FBR Systems (MFBR), an MHI Group engineering company established in 2007 to handle the development and design of fast reactors. The design work for the new reactor is scheduled to begin in fiscal 2024.

Date: Wednesday, 19 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmhi-to-be-responsible-for-design-of-new-japanese-fast-reactor-11014815

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been selected by the Japanese government to lead the conceptual design of a demonstration sodium-cooled fast reactor that is to enter operation in the 2040s.

Date: Thursday, 13 July 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/MHI-to-develop-Japanese-fast-reactor

UK-based start-up Core Power has attracted Japanese investment for its floating NPP (FNPP) project. Some 13 companies, including Onomichi Dockyard and Imabari Shipbuilding, have invested about $80m in project, according to Nikkei Asia. Although Core released no statement on the development, it reproduced the Nikkei article on its website.

Date: Friday, 26 May 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjapanese-investment-supports-uk-floating-npp-design-10884649