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U-Battery Phase 2 launch

08 June 2020

U-Battery has launched ‘Phase 2’ of the design and development of its micro nuclear reactor.

The launch, held last week by webinar due to the COVID-19 crisis, involved eight different supplier organisations, which will be playing key roles in the next stage.

Presentations were given on the U-Battery team, how the design has evolved and the next steps in realising its delivery, the potential markets, and roles and responsibilities for each organisation.

The productive two-hour event was concluded with a very engaged question and answer session.

Steve Threlfall, General Manager of U-Battery, said: “This kick-off meeting was an important opportunity to touch base again with our supply chain to ensure we have a common understanding of the objectives for the next phase.

“We were delighted with the attendance level and thoughtful comments and questions. There is a lot of momentum around the project and we are excited to be making positive progress in refining U-Battery’s design and development ready for the construction of a first of a kind reactor.”


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

T: +44 (0)1753 660660

Evan Byrne, Madano (UK)

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