Simplified Design

Smarter and Simpler By Design

The concept for building a NuScale power plant is not at all like a traditional nuclear power plant. NuScale uses many commercial “off-the-shelf” items, so there is less need for new development or fabrication, or for equipment supplied under very stringent and costly nuclear standards. Examples of commercial off-the-shelf items that are incorporated into the NuScale plant design that will be assembled off-site, skid mounted, and shipped to the plant site include:

  • Industrial Steam Turbine
  • Air-Cooled Generators
  • Condenser
  • Commercially Available Feedwater System and Condensate System Equipment
  • Air-Cooled Generators
  • Condenser
  • Electrical Switchgear
  • Transformers

When it came time to design our SMR technology, we approached it with an eye toward making it smarter, simpler, and more efficient. NuScale is redefining nuclear technology and leading the way into a new frontier of clean energy through our mission to provide scalable advanced nuclear technology to produce electricity, heat, and water that will improve the quality of life for people around the world.

NuScale Power Module Dissection