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The consortium is comprised of Assystem, Atkins, BAM Nuttall, Laing O’Rourke, National Nuclear Laboratory, Nuclear AMRC, Rolls-Royce, Jacobs and TWI.
It is working to design a first-of-a-kind small modular reactor that will be at the heart of the UK’s planned low-carbon economy.
The consortium is matching the £18m investment confirmed by the UK government organisation, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The first power station is targeted to be built and connected to the national electricity grid by 2029, with the support of legislation to enable the programme.
- Source: Nucnet
- Date: Thursday, 09 April 2020
- Original article: nucnet.org/news/assystem-joins-rolls-royce-smr-consortium-4-3-2020
The main challenges facing the nuclear industry are not in the production and delivery of electricity, but in securing the policy support required for it to expand its contribution of sustainable and low-carbon energy. This was the message of Philippe Costes, senior advisor at World Nuclear Assocation, to delegates at the Nuclear Power Plants Expo & Summit in Istanbul this week.
- Source: World Nuclear News
- Date: Friday, 06 March 2020
- Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Speech-Policy-support-for-nuclear-in-the-global-en
China's two biggest state-owned nuclear power operators on 17 March a joint venture (JV), Hualong International Nuclear Power Technology Co, to export their Generation III Hualong One nuclear power reactor. The JV, based in Beijing is an equal joint venture between China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN) and China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC). The company chairman is CGN's Zou Yongping and the general manager is CNNC's Xu Pengfei.
- Source: NEI Magazine
- Date: Friday, 18 March 2016
- Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newschina-prepares-for-nuclear-exports-4843154