The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has provided initial match funding of £18m ($23.1m) for a Rolls-Royce-led consortium of companies to design a compact nuclear power station. The consortium, which comprises Assystem, BAM Nuttall, Laing O’Rourke, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), Rolls-Royce, Atkins, Wood, The Welding Institute and Nuclear AMRC, has been working on a design for the plants for four years. The components for the power stations will be manufactured in sections in regional factories, and then be transported to existing nuclear sites for rapid assembly under a weatherproof canopy. In addition to reducing the costs by avoiding weather disruptions, the process is expected to secure gradual efficiency savings by using streamlined manufacturing processes for components.
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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has provided initial match funding to the consortium of companies designing a new type of nuclear power station in the UK. Rolls-Royce and its partners have said a UK small modular reactor (SMR) programme could contribute GBP100 billion (USD128 billion) to the UK economy and open up a global export market.
World Nuclear News 7th Nov 2019 read more »
A consortium headed by engineering giant Rolls Royce has revealed it expects to develop its first-of-a-kind small nuclear reactors in Cumbria. Alan Woods, director of strategy and business development at Rolls Royce, told delegates at the Global Reach 2019 event that is was focusing its efforts on developing its emerging Small Modular Reactors (SMR) at existing nuclear licensed sites – with Cumbria and Wales its top targets. In July the Government said it will invest up to £18 million to support the design of the UK-made mini nuclear power stations. And this week UK Research and Innovation pledged to provide a further £18m, which will be matched by members of the consortium, to progress the project.
In Cumbria 7th Nov 2019 read more »