Existing Technologies
Simplify the Design

Throughout the SMR design process, NuScale made every effort to employ existing technologies to minimize, and in many cases eliminate, the need for additional research and development.

The following off-the-shelf items are incorporated into the NuScale power plant design:

Reactor Vessel and Containment Materials - Used in Commercial Nuclear Plant Operations
Magnetic Jack Control Rod Drive Mechanisms
Control Rods and Fuel Assemblies
Skid Mounted Steam Turbine
Air-cooled Generators
Feedwater system
Emergency Core Cooling System Valves
Fuel Handling Cranes and Fuel Mast
Use of existing commercial technologies whenever possible reduces
first-of-a-kind engineering.
NuScale Proposed Plant Site Layout
NuScale Proposed Plant Site Layout