Robert Gamble Joins NuScale Power
Brings Wealth Of Experience To Lead Engineering Team
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NuScale Power announced today that Robert Gamble has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Gamble comes to NuScale from AREVA Solar where he just completed design, construction, commissioning and startup of a 125MWe thermal solar plant as the VP of Engineering and GM for North America Operations.
Prior to his work at AREVA, Gamble worked for General Electric (nuclear) for twenty-one years in several roles including: Vice President, Mechanical Design and Analysis Group; Program Manager, Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR); Engineering Manager, ESBWR as well as various engineering roles on advanced boiling water reactor (ABWR) design certification, space reactor designs and Sodium fast reactor designs.
As Vice President, Mechanical Design and Analysis Group, Gamble and his staff were responsible for the design and analysis of reactor pressure vessels, internals and piping, structural and vibrations analysis, seismic and dynamic analysis, fracture mechanics, and emergent outage work including diagnoses, evaluation, repair and replacement of all vessel hardware of the global operating fleet of GE BWRs.
Dale Atkinson, NuScale’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nuclear Officer stated, “We are delighted to have Robert join NuScale. Robert will play a vital role as we prepare to submit our Design Certification Application (DCA) to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by year’s end, as well as post DCA submittal review activities and preparations for manufacturing and construction.”
Gamble received his PhD, MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School AREVA Executive Management Training Program.
About NuScale Power, LLC
NuScale Power, LLC is developing a new kind of nuclear plant; a safer, smaller, scalable version of pressurized water reactor technology, designed with natural safety features; a technology initially developed and tested at Oregon State University. Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR), a global engineering, procurement, and construction company with a 60-year history in commercial nuclear power, is the majority investor in NuScale. As the sole winner of the second round of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) competitively-bid, cost-sharing program to develop nuclear small modular reactor (SMR) technology, NuScale's design offers the benefits of carbon-free nuclear power but takes away the issues presented by the cost of installing large capacity. A nuclear power plant using NuScale's technology is comprised of individual NuScale Power Modules™, each producing 50 megawatts of electricity (gross) with its own factory-built combined containment vessel and reactor vessel, and its own packaged turbine-generator set. A power plant can include as many as 12 NuScale Power Modules to produce as much as 600 MWe, gross (570 net, nominal, after house loads). The reactor coolant is driven by natural circulation and can be shut down safely with no operator action, no AC or DC power, and no external water supply. NuScale power plants are scalable - additional modules are added as customer demand for electricity increases. NuScale's technology also is ideally suited to supply energy for district heating, desalination, and other applications. NuScale is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and has offices in Corvallis, OR; Rockville, MD; Charlotte, NC; and Richland, WA. For more information visit: www.nuscalepower.com or follow us on Twitter: @NuScale_Power.