NuScale Power presents at World Nuclear Association Symposium in London

NuScale Power presents at World Nuclear Association Symposium in London

Thursday, September 11, 2014 5:08 am PDT
"NuScale’s attendance at the Symposium provided the perfect platform to showcase our SMR design as well as to present the safety features and economic benefits that our reactors could offer."

Tom Mundy, NuScale Power’s Executive Vice President for Program Development, today addressed the World Nuclear Association (WNA) annual Symposium in London, the nuclear industry’s foremost international event.

Speaking in a session about public acceptance of nuclear power, he discussed whether a new generation of small modular reactors (SMRs) could make a positive difference to how people perceived the industry.

As a potentially valuable, adaptable addition to the energy mix, Mr. Mundy described how small factory-fabricated reactors such as the NuScale Power Module could offer clean, secure power in a greater range of locations but with a lesser impact on local populations.

He noted that modules could be installed in multiples depending on need, to provide heat in industrial settings or as baseload on the grid in locations not suited to large scale nuclear development. Mr. Mundy also highlighted the integral safety features of the NuScale SMR design which present a shift from the conventional safety mechanisms in existing nuclear power plant designs.

Tom Mundy said: “NuScale’s attendance at the Symposium provided the perfect platform to showcase our SMR design as well as to present the safety features and economic benefits that our reactors could offer.”

The annual WNA Symposium is a two-day programme featuring discussions, presentations and social events encompassing almost every enterprise in the global nuclear industry.

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 NuScale Power Modules™, each producing 45 megawatts of electricity 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 540 megawatts. 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. 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; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; and Chattanooga, TN. For more information visit: www.nuscalepower.com.

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