Britain’s ambition to build small modular nuclear plants took a step forward as the nation’s last independent steelmaker said it will work with Fluor Corp.’s NuScale Power to make components. Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd. will forge a large civil nuclear reactor vessel head by the end of 2017. It’s part of a 4 million-pound ($5.17 million) program funded by the government-backed Innovate U.K. agency, according to a statement. NuScale, majority owned by Fluor, is providing an undisclosed sum of additional funding for the program, a spokesman for the company said by e-mail. Britain is trying to secure new baseload power as it closes all of its coal-fired plants by 2025. Conventional nuclear power is proving expensive and time consuming, while most companies don’t think it’s profitable to build new natural gas-fired stations.
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SHEFFIELD Forgemasters has signed a deal which could lead to it playing a major role in plans to develop small scale nuclear power stations across the UK. Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd (SFIL) and NuScale Power are working together to develop manufacturing techniques for the deployment of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) in the UK. NuScale Power, based in Portland, Oregon, describes itself as developing a new kind of nuclear plant; using a safer, smaller, scalable version of pressurised water reactor technology.
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