Westinghouse, UK Gov't May Team on SMR Development

 Westinghouse, UK Gov't May Team on SMR Development

Westinghouse Electric Co. wants to partner with the U.K. government on small modular reactor (SMR) development. The proposal is intended to complement the Phase 2 SMR study that the U.K. government recently started.

The unsolicited proposal outlines a model in which Westinghouse would contribute its 225-MW SMR conceptual design and partner with the government and industry to complete, license and deploy the design. The collaboration leverages Westinghouse’s AP1000 reactor design. The partnership would be structured as a U.K.-based enterprise jointly owned by Westinghouse, the U.K. government and the industry.

Westinghouse’s SMR is an integral pressurized water reactor with all primary components located inside the reactor vessel. Westinghouse would also bring volumes of testing and analysis upon which the SMR is based.

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