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Successful second U-Battery UK Supplier Day

15 December 2020

U-Battery was delighted to co-host with the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) around 180 suppliers at our second UK Supplier Day on Tuesday 8 December.

The event came at the end of an exciting year for U-Battery after receiving funding for Phase 2 of the UK Government’s Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) competition and the potential for further development of AMRs in the recently announced Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution and Energy White Paper.

Alongside U-Battery’s speakers – General Manager Steve Threlfall and Principal Engineer John Eldridge - the webinar featured an array of nuclear and energy leaders:

  • Tim Stone, Chair, NIA UK
  • Andrew Storer, Chief Executive Officer of the NAMRC
  • Kirsty Gogan, Managing Director of LucidCatalyst
  • Craig Lester, Deputy Director – Advanced Nuclear Innovation, BEIS
  • Fiona Reilly, FiRe Energy; Chair of the Expert Finance Working Group on Small Reactors

Steve said: “The high level of engagement showed that there is an increasing recognition of the need for nuclear to achieve a net zero energy transition and that advanced technologies have a key role within this.

“Our suppliers will be of critical importance to us in realising our next stages of development and building a first-of-a-kind reactor. It was very positive to see the enthusiasm around the project, which we will be progressing apace in 2021.”

Listen to the webinar in full:

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About U-Battery

U-Battery is an advanced/small modular reactor, capable of providing a low-carbon, cost-effective, locally embedded and reliable source of power and heat for energy intensive industry and remote locations. It is being developed by Urenco in collaboration with Jacobs, Kinectrics and Laing O’Rourke and has received funding from the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's Energy Innovation Portfolio.

Jayne Hallett, Urenco

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