A WORLD-LEADING nuclear engineering company which has its UK headquarters in East Lancashire has announced it will become part of a consortium that is leading the way in the design and build of up to 16 low-carbon compact nuclear power stations. The consortium, comprised of Blackburn-based Assystem, Atkins, BAM Nuttall, Laing O’Rourke, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), Nuclear AMRC, Rolls-Royce, Jacobs and TWI, is working to design a first-of-a-kind power station that will be at the heart of the Ulow-carbon economy and aim to create 40,000 jobs in the UK. Each power station will provide enough electricity to charge 63,000 electric vehicles, 88 million smartphones and power 40 million lightbulbs, enough energy to power a city the size of Leeds. Working as a fleet, it is anticipated these power stations will bring a secure supply of electricity when reliance on fossil fuels decreases to meet the net zero carbon.
Lancashire Telegraph 19th April 2020 read more »
A recent agreement could see the first small modular reactor in Europe built in Estonia to serve the needs of three Baltic countries. ESTONIA’S FERMI ENERGIA HAS SIGNED an enhanced cooperation agreement with Finnish energy company Fortum and Belgian engineering group Tractebel to study Baltic small modular reactor (SMR) development with a view to deploying the technology in the next decade.
Nuclear Engineering International 8th April 2020 read more »