NuScale Awards Contract to AREVA Inc. for Nuclear Fuel Design and Testing
February 17, 2015
CHARLOTTE, N.C., February 17, 2015 – NuScale Power has signed a contract with AREVA Inc. for nuclear fuel design and related testing services. Under this contract, AREVA will adapt its proven HTPTM pressurized water reactor fuel design to be used in the Design Certification Application of NuScale’s 50MWe small modular nuclear reactor (SMR).
AREVA will also provide a diverse range of analyses, including fuel critical heat flux and component flow-induced vibration, and control rod assembly drop alignment tests.
“AREVA is a world leader in nuclear fuel design and fuel services,” said Dale Atkinson, NuScale’s chief operating officer. “Their capabilities and experience supporting new plant design and testing, and servicing America’s operating nuclear energy fleet will provide significant expertise in fulfilling our design certification requirements.”
“With decades of experience in the American nuclear industry, AREVA remains committed to providing its expertise and services to customers like NuScale Power,” said Craig Ranson, chief operating officer of AREVA Inc. “This supports the advancement of nuclear energy in the U.S. energy mix as a reliable source of low-carbon electricity.”
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NuScale Power, LLC, is developing a new kind of nuclear plant; a smaller, scalable version of pressurized water reactor technology, designed with natural safety features. NuScale's technology also is ideally suited to supply energy for district heating, desalination and other applications. NuScale is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and has offices in Corvallis, Ore.; Rockville, Md.; Atlanta, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Chattanooga, Tenn. For more information visit: www.nuscalepower.com.