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US micro reactor developer Last Energy has announced power purchase agreements for 34 units of its plants with four industrial partners across Poland and the UK. Meanwhile, Finland's Fortum is collaborating with Outokumpu to explore the use of small modular reactors (SMRs) to power its steel manufacturing operations.

Date: Friday, 24 March 2023
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The UK's Rolls-Royce and Estonia's Fermi Energia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to study the potential for the deployment of small modular reactors in the Baltic country. The study will cover all aspects of deployment, including grid suitability, cooling, emergency planning, human resources, licensing feasibility, economics and the supply chain.

Date: Friday, 05 March 2021
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Russia's state atomic energy corporation Rosatom has teamed up with Finnish utility Fortum and Rolls-Royce to explore opportunities for the construction and operation of VVER nuclear power plants in the UK.

The companies will work together on preparation for the VVER reactor generic design assessment and assessing the opportunities for licensing of a nuclear power plant construction site, Rosatom said. The UK Government and Rosatom have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate this commercial work.

Under the collaboration agreement, signed 5 September, Rolls-Royce will undertake engineering and safety assessment work for Rosatom ahead of potential licensing of VVER reactor technology in the UK.

Date: Thursday, 05 September 2013
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