Small Modular Reactors

NuScale / Company Completes Second Submittal For Vendor Design Review

By David Dalton
15 July 2020

Plan is to build first unit in Canada
Company Completes Second Submittal For Vendor Design Review
A computer-generated image of the proposed NuScale SMR. Courtesy NuScale.
NuScale Power has completed its second submittal to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for a pre-licensing vendor design review of its small modular reactor design.

The US-based company said completion of the vendor design review will provide assurance to both the regulator and potential customers that the NuScale design will be acceptable to build and operate in Canada.

The company said that with its majority owner Fluor, it has developed an extensive supply chain in Canada through which it can serve customers in Canada and around the globe.

The vendor design review is to be completed in four submittals. The first submittal was in December 2019.

NuScale has signed an agreement with nuclear operator Bruce Power to develop a business case to support the company’s efforts to bring its SMR technology to Canada. Utility Ontario Power Generation, which owns and operates nucler plants, participates on the NuScale advisory board and provides advice on potential deployment of NuScale technology in Canada.

NuScale’s SMR design features a fully factory-fabricated NuScale power module capable of generating 60 MW of electricity using a smaller version of pressurised water reactor technology. The scalable design means one power plant can house up to 12 individual power modules.

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