A Rolls-Royce-led consortium is aiming to have mini nuclear power stations in operation across the UK from 2029. Rolls-Royce is leading a consortium bid to build Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) at former nuclear sites in Cumbria and Wales. The consortium also includes Assystem, SNC Lavalin/Atkins, Wood, Arup, Laing O’Rourke, BAM Nuttall, Siemens, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and Nuclear AMRC. Rolls-Royce chief scientific officer Paul Stein said that the company’s plan is to “get energy on grid in 2029”. Rolls-Royce claims its smaller reactors can produce affordable energy with a lower carbon footprint than traditional nuclear sites.
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Developing countries are unable to enjoy the benefits of nuclear power owing to a lack of involvement from development finance institutions, but small modular reactors may provide the key, write Elina Teplinsky and Sid Fowler of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
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