New agreement announced with Dutch construction firm
Dutch construction company BAM Infra Nederland has agreed to collaborate with ULC-Energy and UK-based Rolls-Royce SMR on the deployment of a fleet of Rolls-Royce small modular reactors (SMRs) in the Netherlands.
Sander den Blanken, director commercial business development at BAM Infra Nederland, said the agreement is part of a long-term plan that contributes to the energy transition in the Netherlands.
“We can achieve this by developing a robust and modular solution, bringing an alternative energy source for our country one step closer,” he said. “We bring innovation at a scale that minimises speed and risk through our industrial approach and, with this development, we take a significant step towards a more sustainable Netherlands.”
In August 2022, Rolls-Royce SMR signed an exclusive agreement with ULC-Energy to collaborate on the deployment of Rolls-Royce SMR power plants in the Netherlands.
ULC-Energy – established in 2021 and based in Amsterdam – aims to develop nuclear energy projects that integrate with residential and industrial energy networks in the country.
In September 2022, ULC-Energy signed a memorandum of understanding with US utility Constellation, a minority shareholder in Rolls-Royce SMR Limited, to support the deployment of a fleet of Rolls-Royce SMRs in the Netherlands.
Rolls-Royce SMR has a team of more than 600 UK-based staff working on the project to develop a unique factory-built SMR, with each unit capable of generating enough low-carbon electricity to power a million homes for more than 60 years.
Rolls-Royce SMR was one of six companies recently chosen by the UK government to advance to the next phase of a competition to design and build SMRs.