Framatome and General Atomics Collaborate to Develop Fast Modular Reactor

Framatome and General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced plans to collaborate on the development of a next-generation, helium-cooled, 50-MW fast modular reactor.

Due to its advanced modular design, the reactor can be built in a factory and assembled on-site, which helps to reduce capital costs and enables incremental capacity additions.

Framatome’s U.S. engineering team will be responsible for designing several critical structures, systems and components for the FMR.

A demonstration of the FMR, which will verify the design, manufacturing, construction and operation of the technology, is targeted for completion in the early 2030s.

Commercial deployment is anticipated in the mid-2030s.

More details on Framatome Press Release.