Cameco And GNF Will Cooperate With GE To Develop BWRX-300 SMR

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) (ENS Corporate Member), Cameco Corporation and Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas (GNF-A) have announced a Memorandum of Understanding to explore potential collaboration to advance the commercialisation and deployment of BWRX-300 small modular reactors in Canada and around the world.

The BWRX-300 is a 300 MWe water-cooled, natural circulation SMR with passive safety systems that leverages the design and licensing basis of GEH’s U.S. NRC-certified ESBWR.

Through dramatic and innovative design simplification, GEH projects the BWRX-300 will require significantly less capital cost per MW when compared to other SMR designs.

By leveraging the existing ESBWR design certification, utilizing the licensed and proven GNF2 fuel design, and incorporating proven components and supply chain expertise, GEH believes the BWRX-300 can become the lowest-risk, most cost-competitive and quickest to market SMR.

Read the GEH Press Release.