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Following the signing of a strategic three-year partnership with Thorizon of the Netherlands, Belgian engineering firm Tractebel - a subsidiary of France's Engie - will provide engineering services including support on the conceptual design, computational modelling, cost estimates and design reviews of the Thorizon One molten salt reactor.

Date: Tuesday, 27 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Tractebel-to-assist-Thorizon-in-MSR-development

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has directed staff to issue a construction permit to Kairos Power for the company’s proposed Hermes non-power test reactor to be built at the Heritage Center Industrial Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The permit authorises Kairos to build a 35 MWt reactor that would use molten salt to cool the reactor core.

Date: Friday, 15 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnrc-to-issue-construction-permit-for-hermes-test-reactor-11372897

Kairos Power will build the Hermes molten salt-cooled demonstration reactor at the Heritage Center Industrial Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. It is the first non-water cooled reactor to be approved for construction in the USA in more than 50 years.

Date: Thursday, 14 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NRC-approves-Hermes-construction-permit

US power utility Southern Company, TerraPower and Core Power have started pumped-salt operations in the Integrated Effects Test (IET), as a step towards development of Generation-IV molten salt reactor technology, namely TerraPower’s first-of-a-kind Molten Chloride Fast Reactor (MCFR).

Date: Saturday, 07 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsterrapower-begins-testing-molten-salt-technology-11199243

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been selected as the core company in charge of the conceptual design of a demonstration fast reactor which the government aims to put into operation in the 2040s. MHI will oversee both the conceptual design as well as research and development for a sodium-cooled fast reactor in partnership with Mitsubishi FBR Systems (MFBR), an MHI Group engineering company established in 2007 to handle the development and design of fast reactors. The design work for the new reactor is scheduled to begin in fiscal 2024.

Date: Wednesday, 19 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmhi-to-be-responsible-for-design-of-new-japanese-fast-reactor-11014815

TerraPower and Centrus Energy Corp have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to significantly expand their collaboration aimed at establishing commercial-scale, US production capabilities for high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) to supply TerraPower's first-of-a-kind Natrium reactor and energy storage system.

Date: Wednesday, 19 July 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Agreement-ensures-demo-Natrium-plant-s-HALEU-needs

China’s National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) has issued a licence to the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences for operation of its Thorium Molten Salt Reactor - Liquid Fuel 1 (TMSR-LF1) at the Hongshagang Industrial Cluster, Wuwei City, in Gansu Province.

Date: Wednesday, 21 June 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newschinas-experimental-molten-salt-reactor-receives-licence-10952226