Industry Insight

SMRs: private investors call for track record and big government orders

Mar 3, 2015

The latest United States budget has earmarked $907.6m for nuclear energy research and development in advanced reactor and fuel cycle technologies as well as small modular reactor...

Likely options for the UK Small Modular Reactor market

Feb 13, 2015

Attention SMR designers: the UK could be a significant market. We look at plausible timeframes for the UK to regain its nuclear power heritage with the deployment of SMRs.

Licensing process to catapult US-SMR export potential

Jan 28, 2015

The US small modular reactor (SMR) market is inching towards becoming a fully fledged part of the nuclear industry, the question is how can all this progress spur an SMR export market...

Saligny on track for licence in 2016

Jan 28, 2015

Saligny is due to open for business from 2020, ahead of the possible decommissioning of Cernavoda’s first reactor by around 2026. The initial investment will allow for the creation of...

Swedish repository plans inch forward, yet years beyond industry counterparts

Jan 14, 2015

An application to extend the Forsmark short-lived radioactive waste final repository was among developments making December a busy month for Swedish nuclear.

MENA: high expectations for nuclear projects

Jan 2, 2015

Four countries in the Middle East and North Africa are moving ahead with nuclear power programmes. What progress has been made and what can we expect in 2015?

Science should be “left to its own devices” over US nuclear waste

Nov 20, 2014

Waste management has long been a thorn in the side of the nuclear energy industry in the United States, and it remains a debate that continues to linger on and on. Has political will...

Hinkley Point C verdict clears the way for new UK nuclear; opens possibilities in Europe

Nov 6, 2014

The prospects for new nuclear plants in the UK have been given a boost with a European Commission approval of the Contract for Difference funding mechanism. While there are some...

Hinkley Point C verdict clears the way for new UK nuclear; opens possibilities in Europe

Nov 6, 2014

The prospects for new nuclear plants in the UK have been given a boost with a European Commission approval of the Contract for Difference funding mechanism. While there are some...

Procurement trends and challenges: nuclear contracts to face greater scrutiny

Nov 6, 2014

As more nuclear power plants are being planned and proposed, at the behest of governments looking to ensure that there is competitively priced carbon free energy available, the...

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