Small Modular Reactors

Westinghouse 3D printing trials reveal cost savings for all reactor types

Jan 25, 2017

New research has shown that additive manufacturing (AM) can halve manufacturing costs for replacement nuclear parts and complex design prototypes will demonstrate efficiency gains for...

NuScale files US’ first SMR license application as suppliers await tender

Jan 10, 2017

NuScale's Design Certification Application (DCA) marks a major step for the SMR industry and the Oregon-based developer has identified around six more potential plants in Western...

3D printers could slash SMR lead times from years to months

Nov 29, 2016

Investment in additive manufacturing (3D printing) technology would cut lead times for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and offer a competitive advantage for low-volume components and...

South Africa delays nuclear build; US Justice Department blocks waste merger

Nov 28, 2016

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Westinghouse targets first SMR within a decade using '100% modularity'

Nov 2, 2016

The global nuclear company is using its modular build and design approval experience to shorten the development time and raise the competitiveness of its Small Modular Reactor (SMR)...

Idaho government predicts economic boom from first SMR

Sep 20, 2016

NuScale's first Small Modular Reactor is forecast to generate 12,808 local jobs during construction, 1,507 during operations and the developer has identified new cost reductions...

Rolls-Royce plans UK funding surge upon SMR design approval

Sep 7, 2016

Deployment of a UK-developed Small Modular Reactor (SMR) could support 40,000 jobs in the next 20 years and add 100 billion pounds ($132.9 billion) to the UK economy in 2030-2050,...

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