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US-based Jacobs announced it has been selected to support development of Moltex Energy's Stable Salt Reactor (SSR). Jacobs will build a bespoke experimental facility for thermal transfer testing at its Birchwood Park research and development facility in the UK.

Date: Friday, 07 August 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjacobs-to-support-development-of-moltex-energy-stable-salt-reactor-8065498

An impression of a Moltex stable salt reactor nuclear plant. Photo courtesy Moltex/Jacobs. US-based Jacobs was selected by Moltex Energy to support their development of a new type of nuclear power plant – the stable salt reactor (SSR).

Jacobs said it will build a bespoke experimental facility for thermal transfer testing at its Birchwood Park research and development facility in the UK.

Based on breakthrough science, Moltex Energy’s SSR is designed to generate low-cost electricity by burning processed spent fuel pellets which would otherwise have to be stored as radioactive waste.

To assist with validation of thermal transfer modelling, Jacobs’ chemistry, materials, engineering, instrumentation and modelling teams will collaborate to create a technically complex simulation to replicate the heat output of a fuel channel and to validate computational fluid dynamics modelling of the thermal transfer across the fuel assemblies into the coolant.

Date: Friday, 07 August 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/jacobs-to-support-development-of-moltex-s-stable-salt-plant-8-4-2020

USA-based Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected by Moltex Energy to support its development of the Stable Salt Reactor (SSR), a 300 MWe small modular reactor design. Jacobs will build a bespoke experimental facility for thermal transfer testing at its Birchwood Park research and development facility near Warrington, UK.

Date: Friday, 07 August 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Jacobs-to-assist-Moltex-in-development-of-SSR

US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on 27 April announced $60m in support of advanced nuclear technology development for 13 projects. These selections were the first under Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy’s US Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development funding opportunity announcement (FOA), and they will be reviewed quarterly over the next five years. DOE intends to apply up to $40m of additional FY 2018 funding to the subsequent two quarterly award cycles for innovative proposals under this FOA.  

Date: Wednesday, 02 May 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-awards-60m-for-advanced-nuclear-technology-development-6135884

Software firm CD-adapco has signed a multi-year agreement with the global nuclear supplier, AREVA, for the deployment of STAR-CCM+ engineering simulation software. STAR-CCM+, described as 'more than just a CFD solver' on the vendor's website, is able to tackle problems involving multi-physics and complex geometries

Date: Thursday, 08 November 2012
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsareva-signs-up-for-star-ccm-simulation-software

Westinghouse Electric Company says it has appointed Professor Itumeleng Mosala as the company's regional vice president in South Africa. Professor Mosala takes over for Dr. Rita Bowser, who is now serving as vice president, United Kingdom AP1000 Projects for Westinghouse.

Date: Monday, 24 May 2010
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswestinghouse-appoints-new-vp-for-south-africa

Battelle Energy Alliance LLC (BEA), Management & Operating Contractor of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is requesting an expression of interest from prospective companies that are qualified and capable to analyze, design, manufacture and test primary coolant pumps for a U. S. Department of Energy owned, pressurized water nuclear reactor at the INL.

Date: Tuesday, 04 May 2010
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsprimary-rcp-replacement-usa-deadline-for-expression-of-interest-11-may-2010