Kiyoun Na, CEO of Nuclear Business Group of Doosan Enerbility, John Hopkins, President & CEO of NuScale Power(second from left), Yongsoo Huh, President & CEO of GS Energy(Third from left), Byung Soo Lee, Executive Vice President of Samsung C&T(Forth from left) participated in an MOU ceremony on April 26, 2022 at GS Tower. This agreement with South Korean-based investors demonstrates the group’s continued commitment to the near-term deployment of NuScale’s small modular reactor (SMR) technology
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NuScale Power LLC announced today it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with its partners, Samsung C&T Corporation (“Samsung”), Doosan Enerbility Co., Ltd. (“Doosan”), and GS Energy Corporation (“GS Energy”) to explore the deployment of NuScale’s VOYGR™ power plants. This announcement is a critical next step in bringing NuScale’s clean energy solution to Asia.
This MOU builds upon a series of investments made by the three companies (Doosan, GS Energy, and Samsung) starting in 2019, and then again in June and July of 2021. As part of the MOU, the industry leaders will explore jointly studying, planning, and developing deployment of VOYGR power plants in specific locations where mutually agreed.
“Today marks a significant milestone as we work to provide future customers with zero-carbon, reliable, and affordable energy from NuScale’s SMRs,” said John Hopkins, NuScale President and Chief Executive Officer. “With the help of our valued investors, NuScale will launch the global community into a clean energy future within the next decade.”
Along with financial support, Doosan, Samsung and GS Energy will lend their respective expertise to NuScale Power in areas such as component manufacturing, prior nuclear construction experience, and power plant operation. Doosan is a world-renowned nuclear pressure vessel manufacturer, Samsung is a trusted nuclear power plant contractor, and GS Energy brings more than 20 years of expertise as a power plant operator.
“I believe that the world today is in dire need of SMR deployment to respond to the global climate crisis and to reach net-zero,” said Yongsoo Huh, GS Energy President and Chief Executive Officer. “NuScale is the leader of SMR with unparalleled level of maturity in technology and design, and the Korean partners also bring their own excellence in the fields of manufacturing, construction, and operations of power plants.”
“This MOU will serve as a cornerstone of expanding SMR business in cooperation between NuScale and Korean strategic investors, and I expect the cooperation between Korea and the United States in the nuclear business will be strengthened through this MOU,” said Kiyong Na, Chief Executive Officer of Doosan Enerbility Nuclear Business Group. “I believe that such cooperation in nuclear business will promote the global SMR industry and contribute to supplying clean energy stably.”
“With this MOU, it is expected that there will be great progress in SMR business development through stronger cooperation between NuScale and Korean strategic investors”, said Byungsoo Lee, Vice President of Samsung C&T. “I think SMRs will play an important role to respond to the demand of carbon-free and climate change.”
About NuScale Power
NuScale Power is poised to meet the diverse energy needs of customers across the world. It has developed a new modular light water reactor nuclear power plant to supply energy for electrical generation, district heating, desalination, hydrogen production and other process heat applications. The groundbreaking NuScale Power Module™ (NPM), a small, safe, pressurized water reactor, can generate 77 MWe of electricity and can be scaled to meet customer needs. The VOYGR™-12 power plant is capable of generating 924 MWe, and NuScale also offers the four-module VOYGR-4 (308 MWe) and six-module VOYGR-6 (462 MWe) plants and other configurations based on customer needs. The majority investor in NuScale is Fluor Corporation, a global engineering, procurement, and construction company with more than 70 years supporting nuclear projects.
NuScale is headquartered in Portland, Ore. and has offices in Corvallis, Ore.; Rockville, Md.; Charlotte, N.C.; Richland, Wash.; and London, UK.
On December 14, 2021, NuScale announced a definitive business combination agreement with Spring Valley Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: SV, SVSVW). Upon the closing of the business combination, NuScale will become publicly traded under the new ticker symbol “SMR.”
About GS Energy
GS Energy Corporation is a diversified energy solution company with businesses in electric power, district heating, LNG, refining and upstream resources. GS Energy currently has a largest private power generation company in Korea with a total power generation capacity of 5.7GW.
To meet the climate challenge, GS Energy is increasingly shifting its focus to a decarbonized energy mix by building out capabilities in various forms of new technologies, including: small modular reactors, hydrogen production, electric vehicle charging.
GS Energy is headquartered in Seoul, Republic of Korea and has offices in San Mateo, CA, Abu Dhabi, UAE and Singapore.
About Doosan Enerbility Co., Ltd. (“Doosan”)
Doosan is a leading Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor offering a wide range of services ranging from the manufacturing of castings and forgings, power generation systems and desalination facilities to the construction of power plants.
Doosan maintains high quality standards based on the extensive experiences in manufacturing major components of nuclear power plants. Doosan has an integrated manufacturing facility in Changwon, Korea which is capable of raw material production to final assembly of nuclear components. Doosan has manufactured and supplied 34 Reactor Vessels & 124 Steam Generators globally.
About Samsung C&T’s Engineering & Construction Group
Samsung C&T’s Engineering & Construction Group has more than 40 years of engineering and construction experience operating throughout the world. The group focuses on the following key areas: commercial and residential buildings, civil infrastructure and plant construction. Its landmark projects include Burj Khalifa - the world’s tallest building, the ongoing Riyadh Metro Project in Saudi Arabia, and the UAE’s 5,600MW Barakah Nuclear Power Plant Project.
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