Holtec International and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) are to collaborate on accelerating the commercialisation of Holtec’s SMR-160 small modular reactor (SMR). Their cooperation will initially include nuclear fuel development and control rod drive mechanisms. Under a memorandum of understanding, GEH, Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF), Holtec and SMR Inventec LLC (SMR LLC) have agreed to enter into a “procompetitive collaboration” to progress the SMR-160. GNF, a GE-led joint venture with Hitachi and Toshiba, is primarily known as a supplier of boiling water reactor fuel. SMR LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Holtec established in 2011 to manage the development of the SMR-160.
World Nuclear News 15th Feb 2018 read more »