NuScale Power has selected BWX Technologies Inc (BWXT) as the first manufacturer of its small modular reactor (SMR). This marks the transition to the manufacturing phase and represents major progress in bringing the technology to market, NuScale said yesterday. Portland, Oregon-based NuScale selected BWXT following an 18-month selection process to determine the best company to refine NuScale’s design for manufacturability, assembly and transportability. Virginia-based BWXT will immediately start work on the first manufacturing phase, which will continue until June 2020. BWXT expects to use Pennsylvania-based Precision Custom Components as a component manufacturing contractor on the project. NuScale said it will contract for the remaining two phases, preparation for fabrication then fabrication, at a later date.
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