Westinghouse Awarded £10m From UK Government AMR Project
Westinghouse Electric Company announced their Lead-cooled Fast Reactor (LFR) programme has successfully progressed to Phase 2 of the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) Feasibility and Development project, receiving £10m (€ 11.1 m) in funding from the BEIS Energy Innovation Portfolio.
The funding will help to advance nuclear technology through innovation in order to deliver reliable, clean energy for future generations.
The Westinghouse LFR, a 450 MW-class Generation IV reactor design, has the potential to have a transformative effect on the cost and market flexibility of new nuclear.
Some of the key features of the Westinghouse LFR include a simplified design, flexible operations and fuel cycle capabilities, and zero CO2 emissions.
Westinghouse will implement Phase 2 in collaboration with Ansaldo Nucleare, ENEA, Jacobs, and several UK Universities.
Read more in the Westinghouse Press Release.