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.
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