Romania And Poland To Cooperate On NuScale SMR Development
Romanian nuclear operator Nuclearelectrica and Polish copper producer and industrial group KGHM Polska Miedź have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the development of small modular reactor technology (SMR) for potential deployment in both countries.
The 36-month agreement will include the exchange of technical, economic, legal, financial and organisational experience and know-how, ranging from site selection to decommissioning.
The planned plant, which both Romania and Poland will develop in collaboration with US reactor developer NuScale, will have six modules, each with an installed capacity of 77 MW, for a total of 462 MW.
SMR control room simulators will be built in Poland and Romania to train operators and nuclear specialists.
Read the full story on NucNet.
Recently, Romanian operator Nuclearelectrica announced the signature of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NuScale to conduct engineering studies, technical reviews, and licensing and permitting activities at a site in Doicesti (Romania), which is the preferred location for the deployment of the first NuScale VOYGR™ power plant.
Polish group KGHM also signed an MoU with NuScale last February, to initiate work towards deploying a first NuScale VOYGR SMR power plant in Poland as early as 2029.
On 8th July, the company submitted the application to Poland’s National Atomic Energy Agency (Państwowa Agencja Atomistyki, PAA) for the assessment of Small Modular Reactor (SMR) technology, specifically for NuScale’s Voygr SMR power plant.