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11 December 2017
U-Battery General Manager Steve Threlfall discussed recent developments for U-Battery at the Nuclear Industry Association’s (NIA) conference in London last week.
He was invited to join a panel from the Small and Advanced Modular Reactor world to discuss how they could benefit the UK economy.
The event was attended by Richard Harrington MP, Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, who gave an update on the nuclear sector deal and small modular reactors.
“We’re pleased the Minister has made a positive announcement supporting advanced modular reactors. We support the Government’s decision to reassess the direction of its Small Modular Reactor policy, and look forward to working within the new framework to deliver U-Battery.
“In 2017, we have focused our efforts on understanding the global market potential and business case in more depth and reaching out to a greater number of stakeholders in the UK and Canada, whilst continuing engagement with Poland and the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency.”
U-Battery is a high temperature gas micro modular nuclear reactor which will be able to produce local power and heat for a range of energy needs. It is being developed by Urenco, Wood, Laing O’Rourke and Cammell Laird.
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
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James Watson, Madano (UK)