South Korea Doosan Will Work With Nuscale to Sell 60MWe Nuclear Modules

Nuscale and South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction are going to work together to deploy 60 MWe NuScale Power Module™ (NPM) worldwide.

DHIC has experience with nuclear pressure vessel manufacturing and will help make the small modular reactor. They are expected to build a portion of the most critical and complex NPM sub assemblies for the plant under development for Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, which is expected to begin operation in 2026.

NuScale’s technology is the world’s first and only SMR to undergo design certification review by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The NRC is scheduled to complete its review of NuScale’s design in September 2020.

NuScale Power is developing compact nuclear reactor module which could be factory mass produced and has component moveable by heavy truck. It will produce electricity and also process heat for a variety of industrial applications, including desalinization for the production of clean water, to improve the quality of life for people around the world. At the heart of NuScale Power’s technology is the NuScale Power Module™ (NPM). The fully-fabricated small modular reactor (SMR) brings together traditional components – the reactor vessel, steam generator, and high-pressure steel containment – into a single, simplified unit.

UAMPS is planning to develop a NuScale 12-module reference plant in Idaho with commercial operation of the first module in 2026. UAMPS has selected a preferred site at the Idaho National Laboratory through a site-use agreement with the DOE.

Written By Brian Wang

14 thoughts on “South Korea Doosan Will Work With Nuscale to Sell 60MWe Nuclear Modules”

  1. I used to drive by their office daily. They have a spot in the Hewlett Packard Office Park in Corvallis Oregon.

    Unfortunately, they still built this to ensure the already rich retain control over allocation. We need reactors individuals who are not rich can buy to then become rich.

  2. Wide scale systemic dismanagement for a political agenda.

    I’m hoping for things to progress into space. Solar can help, so can nuclear. Neither is going to yield an interstellar space ship, so long term, they are losers. Obviously oil is a loser long term. It is far more useful as a feedstock than an energy source in space.

  3. You can’t buy a barrel of sunshine and speculate on it’s future price.

    If you could, the rich might have been more gunho about solar.

  4. How about a 1megawatt reactor for someone who isn’t rich?

    Oh, then the rich can’t sell me electricity so they can be richer without working. Nevermind

  5. “Seriously? It’s just impossible for right-wingers to say that solar/wind is able to provide power for a very cheap price.”

    Lots of people are aware of the fact that solar doesn’t work well in isolation to provide power at night, on cloudy days, when covered with snow, etc.

    As we transition to electric cars that charge at night this will become more of a problem. Solar is great for people like me in sunny Southern California where we use it to run our air conditioning all day long but it is a miserable solution to providing tens of GWhr when it is cold, rainy, or worst of all very hurricane-y.

    This is why UAMPS is looking to Nuscale- to even out their wind and solar.

  6. Solar still sleeps at night and produces much less power in the dark cold winters where demand is the highest in the northwest.

  7. Idaho… well what do you know, that’s a western state. I think I was confusing it with Ohio.

    There do appear to be some big rivers there, though the rivers seem to have a lot of waterfalls on the maps.

  8. Utah power company, will be sited in Idaho at INL.

    “Yes, shipping by water is an explicit feature of most of the SMR proposals for precisely that reason.”

    I always thought that Apple approved white monocoque was an explicit feature of SMR renderings.

  9. Yes, shipping by water is an explicit feature of most of the SMR proposals for precisely that reason.

    Though… this is intended for Utah. Unless the Clint Eastwood cowboy movies have deceived me (and they never would), I thought Utah was somewhat lacking in the major navigable rivers area.

  10. It just occurred to me that shipping stuff like that via barge would be so, so, so much easier than shipping over the road.

  11. Nuclear isn’t failing because of wind & solar. It has been in the same malaise back when solar was 55cents/kwh, coal was 8cents/kwh and nuclear was 16cents/kwh.

    So many are still waiting/hoping solar/wind will fail so nuclear can succeed, as if that’s the only way nuclear can succeed. Nuclear will sink or swim based on it’s own merits, it’s been sinking since post 70s.

    The economics of risks and reward shapes everything, for better or ill.

  12. Wake me up when they get to $2/watt installed, install time under 2 years, a performance-driven NRC, and we have a technology-agnostic carbon market.

    In the meantime, the wind and solar subsidies look like they’ll get extended again. Nuclear has a tough job competing with $24/MWh solar and $12/MWh wind.

  13. It looks like all that money they’re spending didn’t leave much left over for their photoshop budget.

  14. So this is good. I’ve been reading up (ok mostly watching all youtube SMR content) for Nuscale and their design seems solid. Really they needed an industrial partner who would work to build these on an assembly line so Doosan is a great fit.

    And no it isn’t a PPT reactor, they are burning $10-12 million a month working with the NRC and other parties.

    Now we just need to get South Korea to build a 12 module plant (to compliment the UAMPS plant being build in Idaho) and Nuscale is basically golden.

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