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Plant Design


Group to Cities: Get Out of Nuclear Project While You Can

The Utah Taxpayers Association has urged cities and towns that have subscribed to the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) small modular reactor (SMR) project to withdraw from the venture…



Efficiency a Priority at Caofeidian Coal Power Plant

Coal power may be struggling in some parts of the world, but it’s doing just fine in China. New plants are coming online featuring state-of-the-art technology. Two ultrasupercritical units added…


License Renewals Could Modernize U.S. Nuclear; Supply Base Will Need to Keep Pace

Nuclear power plants approaching license expiration are faced with three options: obtain initial license renewal to continue operations (nine U.S. units have not yet received an extension of their initial…


Unlocking Big Value for Utility Piping Systems

Up to 40% of a power plant’s piping is above-ground utility piping. Choosing the right joining method can help maximize efficiencies and have an outsized impact on overall project economics.…


[VIDEO] POWER Insights: The Amazing DIII-D Fusion Project

The DIII-D National Fusion Facility, operated by General Atomics for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is the largest magnetic fusion research facility in the U.S. The mission of the…


New Milestone Reached in NuScale’s Push to License Small Modular Reactor

NuScale Power has completed its second submittal to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for pre-licensing Vendor Design Review (VDR) of its small modular reactor (SMR). A pre-licensing VDR is…