Reactors

All news, project announcements, innovation, and technology relating to nuclear reactors, as well as the processes within the nuclear power reactor, whereby energy released is used as heat to make steam and generate electricity. It refers to new nuclear reactor projects, as well as operations and maintenance projects on existing plants. This category relates to both fission and fusion reactors.

Atkins appointed to work on the UK’s National Thermal Hydraulic Facility

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded a contract for the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) of coolant loops for a nuclear test and research facility in North Wales.

UKAEA signs framework agreement to aid fusion development

The framework will allow companies to work closely with the UK Atomic Energy Authority, which researches the development of nuclear fusion energy and its related technologies.

Second reactor base completed at UK’s Hinkley C nuclear project

Crews at Britain’s only current nuclear power plant construction project reached another milestone with completion of the second reactor base.
Nuclear fusion

Ansaldo Nucleare-led consortium wins €10m contract for fusion project

The European Commission, through the General Directorate for Research and Innovation, has awarded a 4-year €10m ($11.2m) Framework Contract to the consortium led by Ansaldo Nucleare.

EDF applies to build new Sizewell C nuclear reactor in UK

GMB London and East of England have welcomed EDF's application for planning consent for the £18bn Suffolk new nuclear power station.

Central components for the world’s largest fusion experiment complete

MAN Energy Solutions has successfully assembled two further core-components for the world's largest fusion experiment "ITER" in Cadarache, southern France.

Framatome and Technical University of Munich to develop new reactor fuel

Framatome and TUM will design and install the fuel manufacturing production line, and develop, produce and irradiate new fuel prototypes.

ROSATOM to supply nuclear fuel components to ETRR-2 reactor in Egypt

The Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority has signed a ten-year contract with Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP), an enterprise of ROSATOM’s TVEL Fuel Company, for the supply of low-enriched nuclear fuel components for the ETRR-2 research reactor.

Top head placed at Vogtle nuclear Unit 4 containment vessel

Georgia Power announced that the top heads are now placed on both units 3 and 4 in its major nuclear expansion project.

Ostrovets Unit 1 nuclear reactor in Belarus nears operational readiness

A 2.4 GW nuclear power plant in Belarus, built to lessen that nation’s dependence on Russian energy, yet built with Russian input and finance, is due to be operational later this year.

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