Latest News


Filter by tags: GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) United States Department of Energy Clear all tag filters

2 news articles found

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and TerraPower on 21 January announced a collaboration to pursue a Public Private Partnership to design and construct the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) for the US Department of Energy (DOE). The two companies recently submitted a joint response to an Expression of Interest issued by the Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) on behalf of DOE which seeks stakeholders interested in forming a partnership for a cost sharing arrangement to design and construct the VTR using sodium fast reactor technology.

Date: Friday, 24 January 2020
Original article:

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Estonia’s Fermi Energia last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on potential deployment applications for GEH’s BWRX-300 small modular reactor in Estonia. The companies agreed to examine the economic feasibility of constructing a in Estonia, to review siting requirements and to assess nuclear regulatory requirements, GEH said.
The BWRX-300, a 300MWe water-cooled, natural circulation SMR with passive safety systems, is based on the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR) which has been certified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Authority. GEH said that, through dramatic design simplification, the BWRX-300 is expected to require up to 60% less capital cost per MWe compared with other water-cooled SMRs or large nuclear reactor designs. “By leveraging the ESBWR design certification, utilising licensed and proven fuel, incorporating proven components and supply chains and implementing simplification innovations, GEH believes that the BWRX-300 can become cost-competitive with power generation from combined cycle gas and renewables.”
As the tenth evolution of GE’s first Boiling Water Reactor design, GEH said the BWRX-300 represents the simplest, yet most innovative BWR since GE began commercialising nuclear reactors in 1955. “Our BWRX-300 small modular reactor is breakthrough technology that is designed to be cost competitive with gas and renewables and we think it represents an ideal solution for Estonia’s carbon-free energy needs,” said Jon Ball, Executive Vice President of Nuclear Plant Projects for GEH. ”

Date: Tuesday, 08 October 2019
Original article:



No Tags found.