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US small modular reactor (SMR) developer NuScale Power is interested in investing in the Philippines, the country's President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos said during a five-day visit to the USA. He said NuScale plans to conduct a siting study in the Philippines.

Date: Wednesday, 03 May 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NuScale-in-talks-with-the-Philippines-on-SMR-deplo

The USA and Indonesia have announced a strategic partnership to help Indonesia develop its nuclear clean energy programme, supporting Indonesia’s interest in deploying small modular reactor (SMR) technology to meet its energy security and climate goals. Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto, US Ambassador to Indonesia Sung Y Kim, US Department of State Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ann Ganzer and the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced the Memorandum of Agreement during the Indo-Pacific Business Dialogue in Bali.

Date: Thursday, 23 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsunited-states-and-indonesia-announce-partnership-on-smrs-10694620

The USA and Indonesia have announced a strategic partnership to help Indonesia develop its nuclear energy programme, supporting Indonesia's interest in deploying small modular reactor (SMR) technology to meet its energy security and climate goals.

Date: Tuesday, 21 March 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/USA,-Indonesia-announce-partnership-on-SMRs

Even oil-rich companies of Middle East are eying reactors, as more nations announce plans for SMRs Russian troops occupied the Zaporizhzhia nuclear station, which was damaged by shelling. File photo courtesy IAEA. 2022 was a year of mega milestones for nuclear energy.

Countries around the world turned to nuclear as a reliable low-carbon energy source as they looked for ways to wean themselves off Russian imports and lower carbon emissions.

New plants began operating, deals for small modular reactors were signed and countries announced ambitious plans for new-build.

On the political front, US president Joe Biden signed into law new legislation that will help to finance struggling nuclear reactors and could save dozens from being shut down early. In Europe, the nuclear industry celebrated when members of the European parliament decided to “follow the science” and support legislation which includes nuclear in the bloc’s sustainable finance taxonomy for green investment.

Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2023
Original article: nucnet.org/news/five-major-developments-that-are-setting-the-stage-for-2023-and-beyond-1-1-2023

US-based NuScale Power and Romania’s RoPower Nuclear have signed a contract for Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) as a step towards deployment of a NuScale VOYGR small modular reactor (SMR) power plant in Romania. RoPower is owned in equal shares by Romania’s nuclear utility SN Nuclearelectrica and Nova Power & Gas. The new contract follows signing in June of a Memorandum of Understanding between NuScale and Nuclearelectrica to begin engineering studies, technical reviews, and licensing and permitting activities for the eight-month project.

Date: Friday, 06 January 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnew-contract-seeks-to-progress-nuscale-smr-deployment-in-romania-10490860