SaskPower Picks SMR Technology for First Two Potential Nuclear Units

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 13:23:47 +0000

SaskPower has chosen GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s (GEH’s) BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) technology for Saskatchewan’s first two nuclear units, which the provincial utility plans to deploy by the mid-2030s. The announcement on June 27 wraps up a four-year process to evaluate specific SMR designs and furthers planning for SaskPower, a Crown corporation, which has […]

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Headway for Potential Deployment of BWRX-300 Nuclear Reactor in Saskatchewan

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 26 May 2022 19:07:54 +0000

The potential deployment of a BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan gained a boost with a cooperation agreement between GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s (GEH’s) Canadian subsidiary GEH SMR Technologies Canada and the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Supplier’s Association (SIMSA). GEH SMR Canada on May 26 said a memorandum of understanding […]

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POWER Notebook: A Week of Trials and Triumphs for Nuclear

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 15:31:27 +0000

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The past week saw interesting developments worldwide for nuclear new builds, small modular reactors (SMRs), and advanced nuclear fuel. Highlighted here: A third U.S. utility will use Framatome’s ATRIUM 11 fuel design; Barakah 1 in the United Arab Emirates is on the cusp of startup; South Africa’s Eskom said it wants to dispose of PBMR […]

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GEH Launches NRC Licensing Process for BWRX-300, an ESBWR-Derived SMR

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:28:11 +0000

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Marking another major milestone for U.S.-based small modular reactor (SMR) development, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said it has formally begun the regulatory licensing process for its BWRX-300, a 300-MW water-cooled nuclear technology that it claims could be competitive with natural gas power. The company revealed on Jan. 30 that it submitted the first licensing […]

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Small Modular Reactors Gain Momentum in Europe

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 13:47:32 +0000

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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and NuScale Power, two leading companies in the race to build small modular reactors (SMRs) for power generation, have recently announced deals that could result to new plants being constructed in Europe. Feasibility Studies in Estonia GEH on Oct. 3 said it had signed an agreement with Fermi Energia OÜ, […]

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DOE Speeds Up Development of Experimental Fast Reactor, Sustain Flagging U.S. Nuclear Sector

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 14:06:33 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) officially launched development of its Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), an experimental fast reactor that will foster experiments with much higher neutron energy and flux compared to the nation’s existing 35 research reactors to develop advanced nuclear fuel for future nuclear power plants in the U.S. The facility, it says, is […]

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Technology Selected for DOE’s Versatile Test Reactor Program

Battelle Energy Alliance—the management and operating contractor for the Idaho National Laboratory (INL)—selected GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s (GEH’s) PRISM technology to support the U.S. Department of Energy’s Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) program. The VTR program is expected to accelerate the development of fuels and materials for U.S. advanced reactors, utilizing fast neutron spectrum technology. Rather […]

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