A Rolls-Royce-led consortium featuring BAM Nuttall and Laing O’Rourke has managed to boost the power capacity of a compact nuclear power station set to be built in the early 2030s, following a design update. The small modular reactor’s first design phase has been completed on time and under budget, and the design is now set to be reviewed by regulators in the second half of 2021. The updated design means that the power station’s capacity has been increased from 440MW to 470MW without additional cost. A total of 200 engineering decisions were made during the latest phase of the design.
Construction Manager 18th May 2021 read more »