NuScale Power’s Dr. Jose Reyes Presented with 2014 American Nuclear Society Thermal Hydraulics Division Technical Achievement Award

NuScale Power’s Dr. Jose Reyes Presented with 2014 American Nuclear Society Thermal Hydraulics Division Technical Achievement Award

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 5:00 am PST
"I am honored to receive this award. Let us continue to work together as educators, researchers, and engineers to inspire the next generation."

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NuScale Power announced today that its co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Jose N. Reyes, was presented with the 2014 ANS Thermal Hydraulics Division Technical Achievement Award (THD TAA) in a ceremony during the Opening Plenary & President’s Special Session at this week’s Annual American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Meeting in Anaheim, CA.

The Technical Achievement Award is the highest award given by the THD. It is presented annually to a member of the THD in recognition of outstanding past or current technical achievement. It is based on a major contribution to the state of the art, an important publication, a major technical achievement, or a sustained record of accomplishment and technical excellence in the art or science of thermal hydraulics.

Dr. Reyes was selected for this award for his outstanding contributions to the areas of experimental scaling, two phase flow, advanced passively safe designs, small modular reactors, and thermal stratification and, as indicated by the citation that will appear on his award plaque, "in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the understanding of thermal hydraulics phenomena of significance to advanced nuclear reactors and for his impact on the thermal hydraulics community as a researcher, educator, and leader" promoting technical excellence and international scientific exchanges.

"An achievement is only as great and enduring as its ability to inspire others to excellence,” stated Dr. Reyes. “I am honored to receive this award. Let us continue to work together as educators, researchers, and engineers to inspire the next generation."

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 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. 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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