19 Mar (NucNet): US-based small modular reactor (SMR) developer NuScale Power announced today that it has signed an agreement with Romanian nuclear operator Nuclearelectrica to evaluate the potential for deployment of NuScale’s SMR nuclear power plant design in Romania.
NuScale said in a statement that under the agreement, it will exchange business and technical information on its SMR design with Nuclearelectrica.
The agreement has been welcomed by US secretary of energy Rick Perry, according to the statement.
NuScale has also signed agreements to explore the deployment of its SMR technology in Canada and Jordan.
The NuScale SMR is a light-water reactor plant intended to supply energy for electrical generation, district heating, desalination, and process heat applications. It features a fully factory-fabricated NuScale power module capable of generating 60 MW of electricity using a safer, smaller, and scalable version of pressurised water reactor technology.
In January 2017, NuScale became the first company to submit an SMR design for certification in the US. NuScale expects the regulatory review to be completed in September 2020.