NuScale completes upper module mockup of small nuclear reactor

NuScale Power LLC said it completed fabrication and assembly of a full-scale, upper module mockup of its NuScale Power Module (NPM).
 
The upper module mockup consists of the top assembly of the NPM from the module access platform down to the elevation of the reactor vessel head. The assembled mockup includes the upper portion of the containment vessel, reactor vessel head, control rod mechanisms, major valves and piping and the module access platform.
 
The mockup provides a life-sized replication of the 45-MW small modular reactor, the ability to plan for maintenance, inspection and fabrication and supports customer and regulator inquiries regarding reactor module configuration.
 
NuScale and Areva recently signed an agreement for the performance of fuel design, testing and analysis services of Areva’s HTP fuel technology.
 
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