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nuclear-marketing-craptext-SMRs38 companies express interest in building mini nuclear power station at Trawsfynydd, Wales Online,  24 MAY 2016  BY  , OWEN HUGHES 

The old nuclear power station site in Snowdonia could be the site for a new generation of nuclear power stations

  • A competition to develop a miniature nuclear power station at Trawsfynydd has attracted interest from 38 companies from around the world.

    Small modular reactors (SMRs) are reactors with an electricity output less than 300MW. They have been compared to the nuclear reactors that have been used to power submarines since the 1950s. All the Royal Navy’s submarines are powered by nuclear reactors.

    Last year the UK Government announced £250m funding over the next five years for nuclear research and development, including a competition to identify the best value SMR design for the UK…….

  • It is understood that they will be told in the coming weeks whether they have moved to the next phase.

    The Times has reported that among the companies interested in Trawsfynydd are US firm Bechtel, which has been signed up to build Wylfa Newydd.

    Other firms with a background in this type of reactor and understood to be interested are US firms NuScale and Westinghouse, China’s CNNC and a Korean consortium…….

  • A report by the Energy and Climate Change Committee has identified Trawsfynydd in Gwynedd – which is currently being decommissioned – as a potential site for a mini nuclear power plant……..

May 25, 2016 - Posted by | marketing, UK

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