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The Ontario government is working with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to begin planning and licensing for three more BWRX-300 small modular reactors (SMRs) at the Darlington NPP site for a total of four.

Date: Thursday, 13 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsontario-and-opg-plan-more-smrs-11000636

The Ontario government announced it is working with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to begin planning and licensing for three additional GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) BWRX-300 small modular reactors, for a total of four, at the Darlington plant site.

Date: Saturday, 08 July 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Additional-SMRs-in-the-pipeline-for-Darlington

Canada's Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will provide operator services to Poland's Orlen Synthos Green Energy (OSGE) under a letter of intent signed between the partners, extending their existing cooperation on the deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs).

Date: Tuesday, 06 June 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/OPG-and-OSGE-enhance-cooperation-on-SMRs

Canadian construction and infrastructure development company Aecon Group has announced a partnership with ES Fox Limited to support innovative modular fabrication for the delivery of a grid-scale small modular reactor (SMR). The SMR is part of Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG’s) Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP), for which Aecon provides all construction services, including project management, construction planning and execution. Establishment of the supply chain partnership was marked during an event held at ES Fox’s fabrication facility in Port Robinson, Ontario.

Date: Friday, 02 June 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsaecon-and-es-fox-to-support-smr-development-10905149

Construction company Aecon has formed a partnership with fabricator and constructor ES Fox Limited to jointly manufacture steel components offsite for Canada's first grid-scale small modular reactor (SMR) at Ontario Power Generation's (OPG's) Darlington site.

Date: Thursday, 01 June 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Ontario-based-SMR-supply-chain-partnership-formed

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

Ontario-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) has been awarded an engineering contract by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) for its BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) reactor pressure vessel (RPV). Work associated with the contract includes engineering analysis, design support, manufacturing and procurement preparations. John MacQuarrie, president of BWXT Commercial Operations said intricate design projects such as the RPV for GEH’s BWRX-300 “are well-suited for BWXT’s engineering capabilities”.

Date: Friday, 24 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbwxt-wins-engineering-contract-from-geh-for-bwrx-300-rpv-10697051

Cambridge, Ontario-based nuclear engineering firm BWX Technologies (BWXT) has been contracted by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) to provide engineering analysis, design support, manufacturing and procurement preparations for the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for the BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR).

Date: Thursday, 23 March 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/BWXT-to-manufacture-BWRX-300-reactor-vessel

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) says it has completed a combined phases 1 & 2 vendor design review (VDR) of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s BWRX-300 boiling water reactor. The VDR takes place during the design process and gives CNSC an opportunity to provide early feedback. It is an optional service provided by CNSC at the request of a vendor. It does not involve issuance of a licence, or influence subsequent CNSC decisions.

Date: Friday, 17 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsge-hitachis-bwrx-300-completes-first-two-phases-of-design-review-10679782

First unit could be built at Darlington nuclear site by 2028 The BWRX-300 nuclear plant has also been seleced for potential deployment in Estonia. Courtesy Fermi Energia. GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced that its BWRX-300 small modular reactor has achieved a significant pre-licensing milestone in Canada with the completion of phases one and two of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) vendor design review process.

GEH said the BWRX-300 is the first SMR technology to have completed two phases of the CNSC’s vendor design review process.

Sean Sexstone, the company’s executive vice-president of advanced nuclear, said: “The successful completion of these phases and the feedback that we have received on our SMR design are important steps in the deployment of this technology.”

In 2020, GEH made its first submittal to the CNSC for its review of the BWRX-300 design. Since then, GEH has made submittals addressing 19 vendor design review areas that included general plant description, control system and facilities, research and development, and design process.

After a detailed assessment of reactor designs, in 2021 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) selected the GEH BWRX-300 as the technology to be deployed at its Darlington nuclear power station site.

Date: Thursday, 16 March 2023
Original article: nucnet.org/news/geh-s-bwrx-300-completes-first-two-phases-of-design-review-3-3-2023