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U-Battery hosts USNIC during UK Mission on SMRs, Advanced Reactors and Manufacturing
26 October

From 24 – 28 October, 15 members of the United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council (USNIC) visited the UK as part of a mission trip focusing on SMRs, Advanced Reactors and Manufacturing. 

On the first night, URENCO and U-Battery hosted an evening reception and dinner at The Travellers Club in London for the delegates. Key contributors to the UK nuclear energy industry also attended and it was a valuable opportunity for US and UK guests to discuss new nuclear energy issues relevant to SMRs, advanced reactors and manufacturing. 

On 25 October, delegates attended a tour of four major UK manufacturing and technological sites including URENCO Capenhurst. The visitors experienced a tour of the enrichment facility and attended a briefing on U-Battery and Advanced Reactor Fuel discussion. 

This year’s trip built on the 2015 Joint USNIC-UK Trade & Investment Mission, on Gen 3+ deployment, which focused on the UK’s ongoing implementation of £250 million investment in nuclear R&D programmes over five years. 

Steve Threlfall, General Manager, U-Battery and URENCO, comments: 

“This mission trip was an ideal opportunity for all delegates to learn more about the UK’s commitment to SMRs, Advanced Reactors and Manufacturing and identify areas for joint opportunities."


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