Major players in the nuclear industry have been summoned by the government to present their plans for the development of small modular reactors. NuScale and Rolls-Royce among companies reportedly invited to talks with the government over the next few weeks. Hitachi and Westinghouse have also been invited. The meeting is likely to relate to a competition launched by the government in March 2016 to find the best value SMR design for the UK. The results were originally due to be revealed last autumn alongside a roadmap for the development of SMRs. Appearing before the House of Lords science and technology committee in March former energy minister Jesse Norman told members the competition would be “back on track” soon.
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