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UK decom suppliers prepare for tighter project budgets

Feb 8, 2016

The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s latest spending proposals maintain the annual budget for Sellafield Ltd at around 2 billion pounds ($2.9 billion) but wider state-led cost...

Canada edges closer to SMR build after VC funding deal

Jan 26, 2016

Terrestrial Energy’s Venture Capital deal marks the latest advancement towards SMR deployment in a market backed by a supportive regulatory body and off grid opportunities in the icy...

South Africa analyzes new build bids as global markets bite

Jan 26, 2016

International vendors such as Russia's Rosatom are stressing the social and economic benefits of a new nuclear fleet in South Africa as the power-hungry country reviews state...

US funding package supports rising SMR activity

Jan 12, 2016

New US legislation has increased funding for Small Modular Reactor licensing and signals strong support for advanced reactor technology in the shift to low carbon generation.

Industrial internet turns Big Data boom into operator profits

Jan 12, 2016

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Exelon Generation’s Industrial internet platform project is using the latest analytics and sensor technology to optimize plant maintenance and...

US set for 80-year lifespans; South Africa invites new plant bids

Jan 12, 2016

Nuclear power news you need to know.

UK hikes SMR funding to accelerate first reactor selection

Dec 6, 2015

The UK government's decision to raise nuclear R&D spending and launch a Small Modular Reactor competition propels the UK towards the first Generic Design Assessment from...

Knowledge transfer strategies require long-term, digital approach

Dec 6, 2015

Nuclear plant operators must implement long-term Knowledge Management strategies and the latest digital technology to maximize gains from recruitment drives aimed at offsetting the...

UK SMR design filings must focus on back-up systems, spent fuel to curb approval costs

Nov 20, 2015

Significant UK licencing challenges remain for Small Modular Reactor developers as the lower output capacities of modular-built units will offer limited scope for streamlining the...

Texas waste storage project targets high yield stranded fuel for initial license

Nov 19, 2015

Interim storage developer Waste Control Specialists (WCS) is focusing on waste from higher-return decommissioned sites in its initial license application, to minimize the risks on...