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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.”

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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 a number of supporting organisations and has received funding from the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's Energy Innovation Portfolio.

Rebecca Astles, Urenco

T: +44 (0)1753 660660
E: enquiries@u-battery.com

Evan Byrne, Madano (UK)

T: T: +44 (0)20 75934009
E: evan.byrne@madano.com

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