Small nuclear reactors and a wind farm could be built in north Wales under new plans from a UK energy firm. Shearwater Energy said it could build the hybrid plant for “less than £8bn” and start generating carbon-neutral power by late 2027. It said a site has been earmarked at Wylfa on Anglesey, separate to the stalled Wylfa Newydd nuclear plans. Shearwater said it had signed an understanding with US power firm NuScale for the modular reactors. Shearwater Energy’s director Simon Forster said his company started pulling together proposals after Japanese energy giant Hitachi pulled out of the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant project in September. The company said its hybrid model was a “flagship opportunity” for Wylfa and the UK power sector.
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A UK-based energy company is investigating the possible development of a combined wind and nuclear hybrid energy plant in north Wales, harnessing a small modular reactor (SMR). Shearwater Energy is exploring opportunities to build the project, which would produce 3GWe (gigawatt electrical) of zero-carbon energy and would also produce over three million kilograms of hydrogen per year for use in the transport sector. It has submitted an outline proposal to the British government and the devolved governments of Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Shearwater has also selected the US-based small modular reactor (SMR) technology being developed by NuScale Power to provide the base load and load-following energy for the proposed hybrid energy project. Shearwater has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with NuScale Power to further collaboration in advancing the proposed project.
Construction Manager 15th Jan 2021 read more »
A British company announced it is joining with U.S.-based NuScale Power to develop a hybrid project using wind energy and small modular reactor (SMR) technology to produce power and green hydrogen.
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