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An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) follow-up mission said the UK has a strong commitment to nuclear and radiation safety and has made progress to reinforce its regulatory functions. The team also identified areas for further enhancements.

Date: Thursday, 01 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-mission-to-the-uk-sees-progress-in-nuclear-and-radiation-safety-11476868

The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), along with the Environment Agency (EA) and Natural Resources have started a Generic Design Assessment (GDA) for Holtec International’s SMR-300. The Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) made the request to the regulators following its readiness review of Holtec’s application. The review concluded that the design was ready to enter the GDA process.

Date: Wednesday, 13 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsholtecs-smr-300-begins-uk-generic-design-assessment-11365459

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), along with the environment regulators for England and Wales, have been asked by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero to begin a Generic Design Assessment for Holtec International's SMR-300 small modular reactor design.

Date: Friday, 08 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-regulators-begin-assessment-of-Holtec-SMR

The Governments of the Philippines and the USA signed an “Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy” also known as a Section 123 Agreement, on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in San Francisco, California. The US insists that countries seeking to trade nuclear power goods and services must sign formal cooperation agreements. Such Section 123 Agreements relate to the relevant paragraph of the US 1954 Atomic Energy Act which requires them.

Date: Wednesday, 22 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsphilippines-and-us-sign-nuclear-co-operation-agreement-11315263

A strategic partnership has been signed between the UK and Sweden aimed at "reinvigorated and deepened cooperation across the bilateral relationship, including on security and defence, innovation, science, energy and climate, people to people and trade and investment". It includes cooperation on nuclear reactor technologies, including small modular reactors, and diversifying nuclear fuel supplies.

Date: Wednesday, 18 October 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Sweden-and-UK-agree-to-enhance-cooperation-in-nucl

In a wide-ranging interview for the World Nuclear News podcast GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s President and CEO Jay Wileman explained why nuclear has a key role in achieving carbon reduction targets, and how regulatory harmonisation between different countries could help speed that process.

Date: Tuesday, 21 February 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/In-Quotes-GE-Hitachi-s-Jay-Wileman-on-regulatory-h

UK Atomics - a subsidiary of Denmark's Copenhagen Atomics - has submitted a Generic Design Assessment (GDA) entry application for its small and modular thorium molten salt reactor to the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Date: Friday, 06 January 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Copenhagen-Atomics-puts-forward-SMR-design-for-UK

Five major companies have made key announcements on their plans to advance small modular reactor (SMR) deployment in the UK. While Rolls-Royce SMR shortlisted three sites for a factory to produce component for its planned SMR; Balfour Beatty and Holtec with Hyundai agreed to support plans for the construction of Holtec’s SMR-160; and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) submitted a Generic Design Assessment (GDA) application for its BWRX-300 SMR to the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Date: Friday, 23 December 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssmr-competition-heats-up-in-the-uk-10456556

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has submitted a Generic Design Assessment (GDA) entry application for its BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) to the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Meanwhile, Holtec International said it intends to soon submit an application for its SMR-160 design.

Date: Wednesday, 21 December 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Two-vendors-submit-SMR-designs-for-UK-assessment