Small Modular Reactors

UK / Rolls-Royce Consortium Considering Three Sites For First SMR

By David Dalton
20 January 2020

First reactor, big enough to power a city, could be online in the early 2030s
Rolls-Royce Consortium Considering Three Sites For First SMR
A computer-generated image of a Rolls-Royce SMR plant. Photo courtesy Rolls-Royce.
The first of a new generation of small modular reactors could be built at one of three sites in the north of England or north Wales by a consortium led by Rolls-Royce, The Mail on Sunday reported.

The newspaper said a number of existing licensed nuclear sites have already been informally discussed by the government.

It quoted a nuclear industry source as saying: “There is broad support for this programme from Government.”

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