NuScale’s UK Offering
Safety and flexibility
NuScale has designed an extraordinarily safe Integral Pressurized Water Reactor (IPWR) based on light water reactor technology proven in operation for over 50 years. Our design incorporates several features that reduce complexity, improve safety, enhance operability, and reduce risks.
Critically, it features a unique triple lock passive safety system enabling it to safely shut down and self-cool indefinitely with no operator action, no power and no additional water.
The small, modular design of the technology offers the prospect of deploying nuclear power in a range of locations. It can be entirely factory fabricated and transported to its destination by rail or road, reducing on-site construction.
The design also means that additional capacity can be added to a NuScale Power Plant incrementally over time – up to a maximum of 12 modules, with each module producing 50MWe of low carbon energy.Compatibility with UK energy policy
The NuScale Power Module has the potential to deliver on three aspects of the UK’s energy policy:
The prospect of a purpose-built manufacturing facility based in Britain would establish the UK as a leading player at the inception of a global small modular reactor market estimated to be worth up to £400 billion by 2035.
Development and deployment of the NuScale Power Module has the potential to generate significant opportunities for UK partner companies and wider economy.