NuScale Power has signed a second Memorandum of Understanding with Canadian commercial marine nuclear power developer Prodigy Clean Energy to support business opportunities for a marine-deployed nuclear power plant using the NuScale small modular reactor (SMR). The two companies have been collaborating since 2018 to investigate the feasibility of integrating NuScale Power Modules into Prodigy’s Marine Power Station, and have completed the conceptual design and economic assessment phases. Quebec-based Prodigy aims to integrate commercial SMRs into marine power plant systems. Its Marine Power Station would be shipyard-fabricated, and transported by sea to its deployment location. Moored in place in sheltered and protected waters at the shoreline, the plant would then be connected to the existing shore-side transmission system. The Marine Power Station, coupled with factory fabricated NuScale Power Modules, would give customers a turnkey clean energy solution that is safer, more affordable, mobile, and flexible, NuScale said.
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