Rolls Royce to build Small Nuclear Modular Reactor Module in UK

Rolls Royce Small Modular Nuclear Reactor
Rolls Royce Plug and Play Small Modular Reactor

Rolls Royce won a contract from Nuclear AMRC to develop a module demonstrator for the UK small Modular Reactor which known as SMR. This will develop an understanding of modules and underpin the early stage design principles.

"Modular design is central to our UK SMR Power Station, not only for the reactor components but for the construction of the entire plant. The UK SMR uses road transportable modules that are completed in factories and transported for direct 'Plug and Play' installation on site, allowing a fleet of reactors to be built operated with much greater levels of cost certainty and operational efficiency" - Matt Blake, Chief Engineer for SMR

Rolls Royce stated that their concepts for small modular reactor power stations in UK will be able to lead to reduce energy price as 60 pounds per megawatt hour.

Rolls Royce UK Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Facility

UK Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Facility
"This is fantastic project for our new modular manufacturing research facility in Birkenhead, where we are developing and evaluating a range of modularisation techniques which could be used to build a new fleet of SMRs. We will work with the UK SMR consortium to explore both physical and digital aspects of modularisation." - Johnny Stephenson - Neclear AMRC Business Development Manager


New deal will be good for the Rolls Royce in longer term as Johnny Stephenson stated. It will grow the sustainable business towards the end of fossil fuel consumption.

Source - Rolls Royce