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Members of the International Nuclear Regulators' Association (INRA) have released a joint statement affirming their commitment to work together on generic design assessment and licensing of small modular reactor (SMR) technologies.

Date: Saturday, 27 May 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Regulators-support-international-collaboration-on

UK-based start-up Core Power has attracted Japanese investment for its floating NPP (FNPP) project. Some 13 companies, including Onomichi Dockyard and Imabari Shipbuilding, have invested about $80m in project, according to Nikkei Asia. Although Core released no statement on the development, it reproduced the Nikkei article on its website.

Date: Friday, 26 May 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjapanese-investment-supports-uk-floating-npp-design-10884649

US-based NuScale Power has joined the Romanian Atomic Forum (Romatom) as a supporting member to champion the association’s nuclear energy goals. Romania aims to be the first country in Europe to deploy a NuScale VOYGR small modular reactor (SMR) power plant. John Hopkins, NuScale President & CEO, said NuScale was “committed to advancing the secure deployment of SMRs globally”.

Date: Friday, 26 May 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnuscale-power-joins-romanian-atomic-forum-10884712

The president of Poland’s National Atomic Energy Agency (PAA - Panstwowa Agencja Atomistyki) has issued a general opinion that GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) technology complies with Polish nuclear safety and radiological protection standards.

Date: Friday, 26 May 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newspolish-regulator-gives-positive-opinion-on-bwrx-300-10884739

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) technology is compliant with Polish nuclear safety and radiological protection standards, the president of the National Atomic Energy Agency (Państwowa Agencja Atomistyki, PAA) said in a general opinion.

Date: Thursday, 25 May 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/BWRX-300-meets-Polish-safety-requirements,-says-re

Ansaldo Nucleare and Westinghouse Electric Company say initial testing has been completed for their Generation IV lead-cooled fast reactor design. The testing campaign took place at the Passive Heat Removal Facility recently built at the Ansaldo Nuclear plant in Wolverhampton (UK).

Date: Wednesday, 24 May 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsinitial-tests-completed-for-westinghouse-lfr-design-10878673

Funding of up to USD275 million to advance the deployment of a NuScale Power Corporation VOYGR small modular reactor (SMR) plant in Romania was announced at the G7 leaders' summit by the USA and "multinational public-private partners" from Japan, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.

Date: Tuesday, 23 May 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NuScale-s-Romanian-SMR-plan-gets-USD275-million-bo

Romanian nuclear utility SN Nuclearelectrica (SNN) and the Polytechnic University of Bucharest (UPB) have launched a NuScale Power Energy Exploration Centre (E2 Centre) at the University’s Faculty of Energy Engineering. It includes a control room simulator for NuScale’s VOYGR small modular reactor (SMR) power plant. It is the first E2 Centre to be established outside the USA. The first E2 Centre was opened at Oregon State University in 2020.

Date: Thursday, 18 May 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-supports-opening-of-nuscales-energy-exploration-centre-in-romania-10858705

The first simulator for the control room of a NuScale VOYGR small modular reactor (SMR) power plant in Europe has opened at the University Politehnica of Bucharest in Romania. The simulator is the fifth in total, but the first outside the USA.

Date: Tuesday, 16 May 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NuScale-SMR-simulator-opens-in-Romania