05.02.2019_No25 / News in Brief

Terrestrial Energy And NRG Sign Contract For Generation IV Materials Testing At Petten

Research & Development

5 Feb (NucNet): Terrestrial Energy, developer of Generation-IV advanced nuclear power plants that use its proprietary integral molten salt reactor technology, has signed a contract for materials testing at NRG’s High-Flux research reactor at Petten in the Netherlands.

The US-based company said the materials include graphite and will be used in the key components of its IMSR power plant.

Under the agreement NRG will provide expert technical services to support Terrestrial Energy’s “in-core” materials testing and the development of the IMSR plant.

NRG’s services include technical advice on test design and preparation, high-flux irradiation of test specimens, and in-process and post-irradiation examinations and evaluations of the test materials.

In addition to advancing the IMSR’s materials testing programme, the agreement reinforces Terrestrial Energy’s strong partnership with the European Union’s scientific community, the company said.

In March 2018, Terrestrial Energy signed a technical services agreement with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Karlsruhe, Germany. The agreement focused on confirmatory studies of IMSR fuel and primary coolant salts.

Terrestrial Energy said it wants to complete IMSR engineering and to commission first IMSR power plants in the late 2020s.

Related reports in the NucNet database (available to subscribers):

  • Terrestrial Energy’s Molten Salt Reactor Begins Next Stage Of Design Review (News in Brief No.207, 18 October 2018)




David Dalton

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