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Westinghouse Electric Company, Spanish engineering firm Tecnatom and US consulting and training services provider Accelerant Solutions have agreed to form the Nuclear Excellence Academy (NEXA), a nuclear training programme for utilities in the USA and Canada.

Date: Thursday, 20 April 2023
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The governments of Saskatchewan and New Brunswick have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation on the development of small modular reactor (SMR) technologies in both Canadian provinces.

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2023
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US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) are teaming up with Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Poland’s Synthos Green Energy (SGE) to advance global deployment of the GEH BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR).

Date: Wednesday, 29 March 2023
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The production of cobalt-60 is critical to healthcare and, with demand soaring, the challenge is to expand supply, writes Martin Comben from the International Irradiation Association.

Date: Wednesday, 29 March 2023
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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Synthos Green Energy (SGE) have agreed to work together to advance the global deployment of the GEH BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) through collaboration on development of a standard design.

Date: Saturday, 25 March 2023
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Ontario-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) has been awarded an engineering contract by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) for its BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) reactor pressure vessel (RPV). Work associated with the contract includes engineering analysis, design support, manufacturing and procurement preparations. John MacQuarrie, president of BWXT Commercial Operations said intricate design projects such as the RPV for GEH’s BWRX-300 “are well-suited for BWXT’s engineering capabilities”.

Date: Friday, 24 March 2023
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Cambridge, Ontario-based nuclear engineering firm BWX Technologies (BWXT) has been contracted by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) to provide engineering analysis, design support, manufacturing and procurement preparations for the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for the BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR).

Date: Thursday, 23 March 2023
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The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) says it has completed a combined phases 1 & 2 vendor design review (VDR) of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s BWRX-300 boiling water reactor. The VDR takes place during the design process and gives CNSC an opportunity to provide early feedback. It is an optional service provided by CNSC at the request of a vendor. It does not involve issuance of a licence, or influence subsequent CNSC decisions.

Date: Friday, 17 March 2023
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First unit could be built at Darlington nuclear site by 2028 The BWRX-300 nuclear plant has also been seleced for potential deployment in Estonia. Courtesy Fermi Energia. GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced that its BWRX-300 small modular reactor has achieved a significant pre-licensing milestone in Canada with the completion of phases one and two of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) vendor design review process.

GEH said the BWRX-300 is the first SMR technology to have completed two phases of the CNSC’s vendor design review process.

Sean Sexstone, the company’s executive vice-president of advanced nuclear, said: “The successful completion of these phases and the feedback that we have received on our SMR design are important steps in the deployment of this technology.”

In 2020, GEH made its first submittal to the CNSC for its review of the BWRX-300 design. Since then, GEH has made submittals addressing 19 vendor design review areas that included general plant description, control system and facilities, research and development, and design process.

After a detailed assessment of reactor designs, in 2021 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) selected the GEH BWRX-300 as the technology to be deployed at its Darlington nuclear power station site.

Date: Thursday, 16 March 2023
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