Rolls-Royce SMR Considers ‘Strong Possibilities’ for New Nuclear in West Cumbria

Senior representatives from Rolls-Royce SMR, the UK’s domestic nuclear energy champion, have toured the land to the South of Sellafield Site with Trudy Harrison, Member of Parliament for Copeland. The visit was part of work to identify opportunities for Small Modular Reactor (SMR) power plants – each capable of producing 470MW of electricity. Alastair Evans, …

Gov. Dunleavy signs bill streamlining effort to bring nuclear microreactors to Alaska villages

Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Tuesday signed legislation that could help bring nuclear microreactors to Alaska in the coming years, in an effort to help villages lower high electricity prices. Senate Bill 177, introduced by the governor early this year and passed by the Alaska Legislature, streamlines regulatory procedures so that Alaska communities can pursue using the …

Sask. Research Council takes step in developing micro nuclear reactor

Once developed, SRC will use the reactor to research its capabilities as an energy producer for remote communities and industrial sites. The Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) has taken the first step in seeing the development of a micro nuclear reactor in the province. Earlier this month, the SRC signed a memorandum of understanding with Westinghouse …

IAEA Grossi at Davos: Nuclear Power, Climate Change and Ukraine

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi was joined by Ukrainian Member of Parliament Alona Shkrum, Royal United Services Institute Director-General Karin von Hippel, and Munich Security Conference Chairman Wolfgang Ischinger on the ‘States of Concern’ panel event, moderated by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Distinguished Fellow Moises Naim. Nuclear provides the opportunity for a faster transition …

Hyundai E&C, Westinghouse join hands to build nuclear power plants

Hyundai Engineering & Construction has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the nuclear power industry leader Westinghouse Electric Company to jointly build next generation nuclear power plants. This is the first time that a Korean firm has formed a partnership with the US nuclear power company. Under the agreement, Hyundai Engineering & Construction will be …

Philippines May Restart Bataan Nuclear Plant Project

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son and namesake of longtime Filipino president Ferdinand Marcos Sr., was elected as president of the Philippines on May 9.  Marcos Jr., known as Bongbong, has said nuclear power will be a priority for his administration. Source: Wikipedia The winner of the Philippines’ presidential election earlier this month has made another move …

NuScale Power Signs Agreement with Nuclearelectrica and Owner of Preferred Site for First SMR Site in Romania

NuScale Power LLC (“NuScale”) announced today a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Romania’s state nuclear power corporation S.N. Nuclearelectrica S.A. (“Nuclearelectrica”) to conduct engineering studies, technical reviews, and licensing and permitting activities at a site in Doicesti, Romania that is the preferred location for the deployment of the first NuScale VOYGR™ power plant. The announcement, …