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Framatome US Government Solutions has announced a design phase award for the Ex-vessel Fuel Handling Equipment Project for US TerraPower’s Natrium reactor.

Date: Thursday, 29 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsframatome-to-collaborate-with-terrapower-on-equipment-for-natrium-reactor-11554223

Sheffield Forgemasters has completed weld-assembly of a full-size small modular reactor (SMR) nuclear vessel demonstrator using Local Electron-Beam Welding (LEBW). Sheffield Forgemasters Research, Design & Technology Director Jesus Talamantes-Silva said the company had achieved “a significant milestone in assembling a nuclear vessel demonstrator, using electron beam welding for the first time at this scale, with 100% success and no defects”.

Date: Thursday, 22 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssheffield-forgemasters-completes-smr-nuclear-vessel-demonstrator-11533660

US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has formally submitted an application to the UK Department of Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) for approval to enter the General Design Assessment (GDA) process for its AP300 small modular reactor (SMR).

Date: Friday, 16 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswestinghouse-applies-for-uk-generic-design-assessment-for-its-ap300-smr-11519660

Waste management issues need to have a significantly greater prominence in the process of developing and deploying small modular reactor and advanced modular reactor designs, according to the UK's Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM).

Date: Thursday, 15 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Waste-issues-need-consideration-in-SMR-deployment,

US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed an agreement with the UK’s Community Nuclear Power (CNP) to deploy the UK’s first privately-financed small modular reactor (SMR) fleet in Northeast England, using Westinghouse AP300 SMRs. “It is a significant step in making this new energy sector a reality with commercial operation expected by the early 2030s,” Westinghouse said.

Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswestinghouse-considers-deploying-four-ap300-smrs-in-the-uk-11512559

The company has formally submitted an application to the UK Department of Energy Security and Net Zero for approval to enter the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) for the AP300 small modular reactor.

Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Westinghouse-begins-UK-licensing-process-for-AP300

Poland’s General Director for Environmental Protection (GDOS - Generalna Dyrekcja Ochrony Srodowiska) has issued a provision specifying the requirements for the scope of the environmental report for construction of a small modular reactor (SMR) in Monowski Ponds in Lesser Poland. Orlen Synthos Green Energy (OSGE) can now begin environmental and siting research for its planned SMR project involving GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's BWRX-300, for which it holds exclusive rights in Poland.

Date: Wednesday, 07 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsenvironmental-permitting-of-polish-smr-plant-progresses-11494199

Orlen Synthos Green Energy (OSGE) can now begin environmental and siting research for its planned small modular reactor (SMR) project in Stawy Monowskie, in Małopolska, Poland, after the country's General Director for Environmental Protection (GDOŚ) issued the scope of the environmental report for the project.

Date: Tuesday, 06 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Environmental-permitting-of-Polish-SMR-plant-progr

Canadian Utility SaskPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) have signed an agreement to advance small modular reactor (SMR) development in Saskatchewan. In June 2022, SaskPower selected GEH's BWRX-300 as the technology to be used in its SMR development work.

Date: Thursday, 01 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SaskPower-GEH-agreement-to-advance-SMR-development