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GE Hitachi, TerraPower Team on Nuclear-Storage Hybrid SMR

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Bill Gates’ nuclear innovation startup TerraPower are ready to demonstrate a “cost-competitive” advanced nuclear reactor system that will integrate a 345-MWe sodium fast reactor…


POWER Digest (April 2017)

Russia Marks Milestone with Commercial Operation of Third-Generation Reactor. After nearly a decade of construction, the first advanced third-generation VVER-1200 nuclear reactor began commercial operation on February 2 at the…


Nuclear Power Projected to Expand: 30 Developing Countries Considering the Energy Source

A recently released International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) study predicts that nuclear power will continue expanding globally in the coming years, even as the pace of development slows due to…


New Record: Nuclear Power Plant Online for 940 Continuous Days

The Heysham 2 nuclear power station broke a nearly 22-year-old record for continuous operation when it shut down Unit 8 on September 16 after 940 days online. The previous record—held…


UK’s new high temperature facility is open for collaboration

A new high temperature mechanical testing facility, hosted and developed by Amec Foster Wheeler in the UK, was officially opened on September 19, 2016. This new laboratory, known as the…