Ken Langdon Joins NuScale Power
PORTLAND, Ore. - NuScale Power announced today that Ken Langdon has joined the company as Vice President of Operations and Plant Services. Langdon comes to NuScale from Westinghouse where he held the positions of Vice President and Deputy Project Director at V.C. Summer, as well as Vice President of Operational Readiness in Shanghai, China for the first two AP1000 plants in the world.
Prior to working at Westinghouse, Langdon was Site Vice President at the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Plant for Constellation Energy Nuclear Group; Plant Manager at the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant for Tennessee Valley Authority; Senior Director Operations, Operations Service Director and Outage Manager at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant; Work Management Director and Nuclear Oversight Manager at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station and Maintenance Services Manager at the Dresden Station for Exelon Nuclear.
Dale Atkinson, NuScale’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nuclear Officer stated, “We are delighted to have Ken join NuScale. His extensive background in the nuclear industry, including operations, maintenance, construction and startup in both China and the United States, will be valuable as NuScale proceeds to deliver nuclear facilities around the world.”
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 - 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. NuScale's design offers the benefits of carbon-free nuclear power and reduces the financial commitments associated with giga-watt size nuclear facilities. NuScale technology is ideally suited across diverse platforms including base load electricity, load-following support for renewables, very high-reliability micro-grids, and process heat or steam for district heating, desalination and industrial uses.
At the heart of our technology is the fully factory fabricated NuScale Power Module™, an integral reactor vessel surrounded by a high pressure steel containment, which when coupled to its factory fabricated power generation equipment can produce 50 megawatts of electricity. A NuScale power plant can house up to 12 of these modules for a total facility output of 600 megawatts (gross). The scalability afforded by the modular design allows customers to incrementally increase facility output to match demand. The NuScale Power Module™ is premised on well-established nuclear technology principles with a focus on integration of components, simplification or elimination of systems, and use of passive safety features resulting in highly reliable operation underpinned by an extremely strong safety case and unparalleled asset protection, making it suitable to be sited at locations closer to where electricity or process heat are needed.
NuScale is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and has offices in Corvallis, OR; Rockville, MD; Arlington, MD; Charlotte, NC; Richland, WA; and London, UK. For more information visit: www.nuscalepower.com or follow us on Twitter: @NuScale_Power.