NuScale Power, LLC Names Tom Bergman, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

NuScale Power, LLC Names Tom Bergman, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

Thursday, March 6, 2014 5:00 am PST
"We are delighted to have Tom joining us to support our efforts to certify our design over the next few years. His experience and knowledge of the industry efforts for similar projects will be excellent assets and he will quickly become a valued member of the NuScale team."

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tom Bergman has joined NuScale Power as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, replacing Ed Wallace who is retiring.

In his role at NuScale, Bergman is responsible for all licenses, certifications, relationships, and activities related to the jurisdiction and authority of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC); U.S. and international client licensing support and other industry activities that involve nuclear regulatory issues.

Bergman is a 23-year veteran of the NRC. He most recently held positions as the Director, Division of Engineering in the Office of New Reactors (NRO) and Deputy Regional Administrator (Acting), Region IV. Bergman has been leading NRC reviews on many of the recent licensing activities under Part 52, including the new nuclear plants under construction in Georgia and South Carolina. Prior to that, Bergman was part of the executive team leading the reorganization of the NRC to set up of the Office of New Reactors to license new reactors.

John Hopkins, NuScale’s Chairman and CEO commented, “We are delighted to have Tom joining us to support our efforts to certify our design over the next few years. His experience and knowledge of the industry efforts for similar projects will be excellent assets and he will quickly become a valued member of the NuScale team.”

Bergman holds an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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. 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 nuclear power modules; each produces 45 megawatts of electricity with its own combined containment vessel and reactor system, and its own packaged turbine-generator set. A power plant can include as many as 12 NuScale integral PWR modules to produce as much as 540 megawatts. The reactors are cooled by the natural circulation of water and can be shut down safely with no operator action, no AC or DC power, and no external water. 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. For more information visit: www.nuscalepower.com.

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