GEH Small Modular Reactor Selected For Future Deployment In Canada
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) (ENS Corporate Member) BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) has been selected by SaskPower for potential deployment in the mid-2030s in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Advanced nuclear technologies like the BWRX-300 are a key pillar of GE’s energy transition leadership.
The BWRX-300 is a 300 MW water-cooled, natural circulation SMR with passive safety systems. It produces no carbon during operation and has been designed to achieve construction and operating costs that are substantially lower than traditional nuclear power generation technologies.
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.
The global interest in the BWRX-300 is significantly growing. In addition to Canada, GEH has memoranda of understanding or other agreements in place with companies in the U.S., Poland, Sweden, Estonia and the Czech Republic, among others, to explore deployment of the technology.
Read the full GEH Press Release.