NuScale Power Participates In Nuclear Working Conference

NuScale Power Participates In Nuclear Working Conference

Shares lessons-learned and developments on design, licensing, production and operations

Thursday, August 22, 2013 9:00 am PDT
"By taking an active participatory role in the ANS Utility Working Conference, NuScale is able to share information pertaining to our SMR design and commercialization process with others, and in return gain access to knowledge, experience and expertise."

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NuScale Power, LLC, announced today that several senior managers provided a series of presentations during the recent American Nuclear Society Utility Working Conference August 11-14 in Hollywood, Florida. These presentations focused on NuScale approaches to a variety of technical topics in an effort to share lessons-learned and unique technical developments associated with the design, licensing, production and operation of the NuScale Power Module.

Ross Snuggerud, Operations Engineer, presented NuScale’s approach to the development of the future nuclear workforce as well as a session on Next Generation control rooms.

Ed Wallace, Vice president of Regulatory Affairs, presented NuScale’s approach to the development of a design-specific review standard in preparation for the submittal of a design certification application and construction/operating license application.

Scott Bailey, Vice President of Supply Chain, chaired a session on equipment innovations and NuScale’s approach to early supplier involvement including presentations from Curtiss-Wright Vice President Steve Pauly and Rock Creek Technologies President Gregg Clarkson.

“The ANS working conference provides an opportunity for nuclear experts to come together to share their knowledge and expertise,” stated John Hopkins, NuScale’s chief executive officer. “By taking an active participatory role in the ANS Utility Working Conference, NuScale is able to share information pertaining to our SMR design and commercialization process with others, and in return gain access to knowledge, experience and expertise.”

As the only U.S.-based company established solely for the deployment and commercialization of its SMR technology, NuScale has developed unique and proprietary break-through technology for an innovative, simple, safe, economic, and scalable small modular reactor. Using proven light water reactor (LWR) technology, the NuScale Power Module is cooled by natural circulation, is entirely self-contained and installed underwater and underground to maximize safety. It is the only nuclear plant design in the world that can withstand a station blackout event and self cool indefinitely with no operator action, no additional water and no AC or DC power. At 45 MWe per operating module, the NuScale SMR design is attractive to markets that no other LWR SMR design can reach. A NuScale power plant can include as many as 12 NuScale Power Modules to produce as much as 540 MWe.

About NuScale Power, LLC

NuScale Power, LLC is developing an inherently safe, modular, scalable commercial nuclear power technology. 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. A nuclear power plant using NuScale's technology is comprised of individual NuScale Power Modules; each producing 45 megawatts of electricity with its own integrated containment and reactor vessel, and its own turbine-generator set. One installation can include as many as 12 NuScale Power Modules to produce as much as 540 megawatts. The reactors are cooled by natural circulation and can be shut down safely without pumps or other mechanical systems. For more information, visit: www.nuscalepower.com.

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NuScale Power, LLC
Mike McGough, 503-715-2238