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The company says its application to build the Natrium reactor demonstration project is the first construction permit application for a commercial advanced reactor to be submitted to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Non-nuclear construction will begin this summer.

Date: Wednesday, 03 April 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TerraPower-submits-application-to-build-Natrium-re

Bulgaria’s National Assembly (Parliament) has ratified the intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in nuclear energy, signed in February between Bulgaria and the US. The agreement was supported by 149 deputies of the parties of the ruling majority. Some 50 opposition representatives voted against it.

Date: Saturday, 23 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbulgarian-parliament-ratifies-us-atomic-energy-cooperation-agreement-11623024

Chinese-French TAC-1 (CNPE) consortium has won a contract for the sub-assembly of modules for the vacuum vessel of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), under construction at Cadarache in southern France. The consortium includes China Nuclear Power Engineering (a subsidiary of China National Nuclear Corporation - CNNC); China Nuclear Industry 23 Construction Company Ltd; Southwestern Institute of Physics; Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences ASIPP; and France’s Framatome.

Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newschinese-french-consortium-to-assemble-iter-vacuum-chamber-11594527

The Sino-French TAC-1 consortium - led by China National Nuclear Corporation subsidiary China Nuclear Power Engineering and including Framatome - has been awarded a contract to assemble the vacuum chamber modules of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), under construction in Cadarache, southern France.

Date: Wednesday, 06 March 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Contract-for-ITER-vacuum-vessel-assembly

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

Rosatom scientists have completed a key stage of reactor tests on laboratory fuel samples for a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR). Russia views HTGRs as important to future plans for the production of hydrogen. An engineering nuclear power station (AETS -Atomnoi EnregoTekhnologicheskoi Stantsii) based on HTGRs is being developed by nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of Rosatom) as part of an investment project to create domestic technologies for the large-scale production and consumption of hydrogen and hydrogen-containing products.

Date: Saturday, 24 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-tests-fuel-for-planned-htgr-plant-11541259

GE Vernova subsidiary Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) has received US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approval to manufacture, ship and analyse the performance of nuclear fuel with Uranium-235 enrichments of up to 8% weight.

Date: Thursday, 22 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsglobal-nuclear-fuel-receives-approval-to-manufacture-higher-enrichment-fuel-11533316

France's nuclear industry giants - EDF, Framatome and Orano - have each reported improved results for 2023, compared with 2022, and expect continued growth in 2024, partly due to France's plan to build new reactors.

Date: Saturday, 17 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Improved-fortunes-for-French-nuclear-sector

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved GE Vernova's nuclear fuel business to manufacture, ship and analyse the performance of nuclear fuel with uranium-235 enrichments of up to 8%.

Date: Friday, 16 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/GNF-gets-approval-to-manufacture-higher-enrichment

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