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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 responsible for implementing the UAE's civil nuclear power programme has signed separate agreements with several small modular reactor (SMR) developers on the sidelines of the COP28 climate conference in Dubai.

Date: Tuesday, 12 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/ENEC-signs-multiple-SMR-MoUs

Poland's Ministry of Climate and Environment has issued decisions-in-principle for the construction of power plants based on GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) at six locations. A total of 24 BWRX-300 reactors are planned at the sites.

Date: Saturday, 09 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Six-SMR-power-plants-approved-in-Poland

US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, at the Three Seas Initiative Summit in Bucharest, announced US actions “to further the role of new, secure, and safe nuclear technologies in accelerating the clean energy transition”. The US State Department said in a statement. “These actions expand on Romania’s leadership role in building the first small modular reactor (SMR) in Europe and in converting a former coal plant to advance nuclear energy”. The Three Seas Initiative, launched in 2016, includes Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria, Estonia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Latvia and Lithuania.

Date: Friday, 15 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-launched-nuclear-expediting-the-energy-transition-next-for-smr-support-11146882

The UAE’s Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Poland’s Orlen Synthos Green Energy (OSGE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to co-operate in the development small modular reactors (SMRs). The MOU aims to provide an enabling framework for developing SMRs based on GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s BWRX-300 SMR technology in Poland and the UK, as well as within Central and Eastern Europe. ENEC and OSGE will work together to identify specific areas of mutual cooperation.

Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsenec-to-co-operate-with-polands-osge-on-smrs-11140560

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Polish company Orlen Synthos Green Energy (OSGE) and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) will see the parties work together to support decarbonisation efforts in Poland and Europe through investments in in small modular reactors (SMRs).

Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/ENEC,-OSGE-cooperate-to-advance-SMRs

Proposals from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia have been selected to receive US support for coal-to-small modular reactor (SMR) feasibility studies under Project Phoenix. The USA is also to set up a 'one-stop shop' to support countries in Europe and Eurasia that are approaching SMR deployment decisions.

Date: Saturday, 09 September 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-furthers-overseas-support-for-coal-to-SMR-proje

ARC Clean Technology Canada (ARC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Invest Alberta Corporation (IAC) for co-operation in the commercialisation in Alberta of ARC’s advanced Small Modular Reactor (aSMR) technology. The province of Alberta, along with New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan, has agreed to a joint strategic plan to support SMR development.

Date: Wednesday, 29 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsarc-clean-technology-signs-agreement-on-deployment-of-smrs-in-alberta-10708319

US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) are teaming up with Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Poland’s Synthos Green Energy (SGE) to advance global deployment of the GEH BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR).

Date: Wednesday, 29 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-canadian-and-polish-companies-to-support-bwrx-300-deployment-10708358