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US-based TerraPower has selected five suppliers to support its Natrium Reactor Demonstration Project in Kemmerer, Wyoming. TerraPower these award selections are integral to the development of the Natrium plant. “Upon completion, the Natrium plant will be a full commercial operating plant and will bring to market clean, reliable, stable baseload energy and flexible energy storage, as well as long-term jobs to energy producing communities.”

Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsterrapower-selects-five-suppliers-for-its-natrium-reactor-project-11512368

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has signed another memorandum of understanding (MOUs) related to small modular reactors at the 28th Conference of the Parties to the original 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) in Dubai. The latest agreement is with Terrestrial Energy, signed by ENEC CEO Mohamed Al Hammadi, and Terrestrial Energy CEO Simon Irish.

Date: Saturday, 16 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscop28-enec-signs-mou-on-co-operation-with-terrestrial-energy-11374716

US-based TerraPower has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the UAE’s Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) on the sidelines of COP28 to explore opportunities for the commercialisation and global deployment of Terrapower’s Natrium technology. “Bringing advanced nuclear technologies to market is critical to meeting global decarbonisation targets,” said TerraPower President & CEO Chris Levesque. “TerraPower and ENEC are leading the way in deploying nuclear plants, and this agreement allows us to share our expertise and design experience, and explore the opportunity for deployment of Natrium reactors around the world including additional locations in the United States.”

Date: Thursday, 07 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsterrapower-signs-mous-with-enec-and-uranium-energy-corp-11351984

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

Ontario Power Generation has selected suppliers Cameco, Urenco USA, Orano and Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas for the first fuel contracts for its planned small modular reactor (SMR) units at the Darlington New Nuclear Project, while TerraPower and uranium producer Uranium Energy Corp are to work together on the fuel supply chain ahead of the construction of the first-of-a-kind Natrium plant.

Date: Friday, 01 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SMR-fuel-supply-chain-grows-as-agreements-signed

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

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is working to recycle used fuel from the closed EBR-II reactor to make high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) which is required by most advanced reactors designs. HALEU, enriched between 5% and 19.75% with uranium-235, is not currently available from domestic suppliers

Date: Wednesday, 06 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-seeks-to-make-haleu-from-ebr-ii-used-fuel-11121968