Framatome Supports NuScale In VOYGR™ SMR Development

Framatome (ENS Corporate Member) announced this week two new contract awards with NuScale Power to design fuel handling equipment and fuel storage racks for NuScale’s VOYGR™ small modular reactor (SMR) power plant.

These awards build on our partnership as NuScale’s fuel assembly supplier and signify an important opportunity with NuScale and its industry-leading VOYGR plant

said Catherine Cornand, senior executive vice president of the Installed Base business unit at Framatome.

Framatome is partnering with American Crane to design the fuel handling equipment that will transport fuel assemblies within the NuScale plant. The features of the VOYGR fuel handling equipment will build on proven Framatome designs with additional enhancements to fully perform remote fuel handling.

Framatome is also partnering with Orano to adapt high-density spent fuel rack designs to address the unique requirements of the VOYGR plants.

Read the full Framatome Press Release.

The NuScale Power Module (NPM) is a small pressurised water reactor that can generate 77MWe and can be scaled to meet customer needs.

NuScale’s 12-module VOYGR-12 power plant is capable of generating 924MWe, and NuScale also offers four-module VOYGR-4 (308MWe) and six-module VOYGR-6 (462MWe) plants, as well as other configurations based on customer needs.

This year, NuScale has already signed MoUs with Romania and Poland to cooperate in the development of small modular reactor technology (SMR) for potential deployment in both countries.

Agreements include the exchange of technical, economic, legal, financial and organisational experience and know-how, ranging from site selection to decommissioning.