COPELAND MP Trudy Harrison has said a new agreement between Rolls Royce and Cavendish Nuclear is ‘excellent news’ for Copeland. The agreement between the companies will look at how they can work together on small modular nuclear reactors in the future, which would generate new forms of nuclear power that it is hoped could power up to a million homes. Many in the area hope that one possible site for the reactor would be Moorside, near Sellafield, due to discussions that have been carried out over the past year. Under the commitment, Cavendish Nuclear will perform in the design, licensing, manufacturing and delivery aspects of the Rolls-Royce factory-fabricated small modular nuclear power plant. Trudy Harrison told of her hopes for the companies to choose to build the reactors in Copeland. She said: “It’s no secret that I want Rolls-Royce to develop their first demonstrator Small Module Reactor power station at Sellafield. “We know more about nuclear power than anywhere else in Europe and we have an industrial power recruitment. We also have a local council which understands the planning requirements more than any other.
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The MoU with Cavendish Nuclear is expected to add capabilities to the UK’s SMR programme.
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