Chinese SMR project enters installation phase

Installation work has started within the reactor building of the Changjiang SMR (Image: CNNC) Equipment installation work has commenced at the ACP100 small modular reactor (SMR) demonstration project at the Changjiang nuclear power plant on China’s island province of Hainan. Welding began in the JR110 room of the R11 area of ​​the nuclear island reactor …

SMR siting work progresses in Canada and Czech Republic

The ceremony to mark the start of site preparations for the SMR at Darlington (Image: Doug Ford – Twitter) Site preparation is now under way for Canada’s first grid-scale small modular reactor (SMR) at Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG’s) Darlington site. Meanwhile, an initial geological survey has been completed for a proposed SMR at the Temelín …

Refurbished OPG reactor cleared to begin fuel loading

Canada’s nuclear regulator has given Ontario Power Generation (OPG) the go-ahead to load fuel into Darlington unit 3 after removing the first regulatory hold-point for the refurbished reactor. Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer Ramzi Jammal notified OPG by letter that the OPG has met the conditions for the removal of …

Centrus Energy, DOE finalise HALEU contract

The first phase of the USD150 million contract will see demonstration production of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) at Piketon by the end of 2023. Centrus says it could scale up the facility to commercial production capacity, given sufficient funding. The contract signed by Centrus subsidiary American Centrifuge Operating LLC (ACO) and the US Department of …

Why Silicon Valley is so hot on nuclear energy and what it means for the industry

The Vogtle nuclear power plant is located in Burke County, near Waynesboro, Georgia in USA. Each of the two existing units have a Westinghouse pressurized water reactor (PWR), with a General Electric turbine and electric generator, producing approximately 2,400 MW of electricity. Two Westinghouse made AP 1000 reactors are under construction here. Pallava Bagla | …

Manchin, Committee Advance Energy Nominees and Consider Pending Legislation

Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee favorably reported three pending nominations to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): Mr. David Crane to be Under Secretary of Energy for Infrastructure, Mr. Jeffrey M. Marootian to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Mr. Gene Rodrigues to be an …

T.NXE Receives Review Comments on Rook I Project Environmental Impact Statement

NexGen Energy Ltd. (“NexGen” or the “Company”) (TSX: NXE) (NYSE: NXE) (ASX: NXG) is pleased to announce another significant milestone in the advancement of regulatory approvals for the 100% owned Rook I Project (“Rook I” or the “Project”) with the receipt of Federal technical and public review comments and Provincial technical review comments on the Rook …

Vogtle’s nuclear reactors expected to start up soon

McDonald of Georgia’s Public Service Commission speaks at Chamber of Commerce lunch The nation’s two newest nuclear reactors are expected to be up and running in the near future, a member of Georgia’s Public Service Commission said. Lauren “Bubba” Mc-Donald also called units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle, just outside of Waynesboro, the biggest …