More than 8,500 roles at Rolls-Royce to be scrapped by the end of the year

The British giant said its business restructuring programme delivers cost savings more quickly than previously anticipated

Vattenfall invests €1m in Estonian nuclear energy start-up

The collaboration will further explore the maturity of small modular reactor technology and the prospects for deployment of one or several such reactors in Estonia until 2035

UKSMR consortium joins European nuclear industry group

The consortium is designing a low-cost factory-built nuclear power station, also known as a small modular reactor

Rolls-Royce and Exelon team up for compact nuclear power stations

The British multinational engineering company is leading a consortium that is designing a low cost factory-built nuclear plant

Rolls-Royce plans mini-nuclear reactors for UK by 2029

The firm said the deployment of small modular reactors could make build costs more predictable and affordable, lowering the price of electricity for consumers

Views sought on £40m thermal hydraulic research and testing facility

The facility is expected to position the UK to take advantage of nuclear fission new build and small modular reactor deployment

Amec Foster Wheeler to lead £2.9m nuclear research

A project management firm has been appointed by the UK Government to lead a £2.9 million research programme into the next generation of nuclear power. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) awarded the contract to Amec Foster Wheeler to use virtual engineering and high-performance computing to improve the design, development and construction of […]

Government ‘must encourage investment in small modular reactors’

Small modular reactors (SMR) could be operating in the UK by 2030 as there is potential for early deployment of the technology. However to make that happen, the government “has a crucial role” to play in encouraging early investor confidence, the Energy and Technologies Institute (ETI) said. Its report calls for the development of a strong […]