US NuScale Power has finalised agreements with South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction (DHIC) and US-based Sargent & Lundy to support the deployment of its small modular reactor (SMR) and provide cash investment in NuScale.
DHIC brings its expertise in nuclear pressure vessel manufacturing and will join the larger US-led manufacturing team to build NuScale’s NuScale Power Module.
Sargent & Lundy will proceed with the development of the standard plant design to be used at multiple locations, including the Carbon Free Power Project in Idaho. The company and will also provice additional architect-engineer support, NuScale said
NuScale Chairman and CEO John Hopkins noted, “Both of these companies will provide cash investments and offer invaluable technical expertise, design support and, in the case of DHIC, manufacture key components of our groundbreaking reactor as we near the beginning of the construction phase for our first plant at the Idaho National Lab.”
NuScale’s technology is the first SMR to undergo design certification review by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The NRC recently completed phases 2 and 3 of its review and is expected to complete the process in September 2020. NuScale’s first customer, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, is planning a 12-module SMR plant in Idaho slated for operation by the mid-2020s based on this certified design.
?????NuScale Power is developing a modular light water reactor nuclear power plant to supply energy for electrical generation, district heating, desalination, and other process heat applications. The design features a fully factory-fabricated NuScale Power Module capable of generating 60MW of electricity using a safer, smaller, and scalable version of pressurized water reactor technology. NuScale's scalable design can house up to 12 individual power modules. The majority investor in NuScale is Fluor Corporation.
Photo: NuScale SMR (Credit: NuScale)