rolls-royce designs nuclear reactors to generate power in the UK

rolls-royce designs nuclear reactors to generate power in the UK

rolls-royce plans to install and operate factory-built nuclear power stations in the UK by 2029. according to reports, the manufacturer is eyeing up two sites – one in wales and the other in northern england.

rolls-royce designs nuclear reactors to generate power in the UKimages courtesy of rolls-royce

 

 

the planned small modular reactors (SMRs) are a tenth the size of traditional nuclear reactors and are easier to manufacture, making costs both lower and more predictable, according to popular mechanics. its because of the company’s modular manufacturing approach that allows them to be built and delivered in parts.

rolls-royce designs nuclear reactors to generate power in the UK

 

 

the new reactors take just four years to build, while the shortest build time of UK’s previous reactors was eight years. each one is about 1.5 acres in size and will sit in a 10-acre space. rolls-royce plans to build between 10 and 15 of the stations in the UK.

rolls-royce designs nuclear reactors to generate power in the UK

 

 

despite environmental concerns over nuclear power, the UK’s recently elected prime minister boris johnson stands behind it: ‘it is time for a nuclear renaissance and I believe passionately that nuclear must be part of our energy mix,’ he said in july during his first day in the house of commons.

 

project info

 

company: rolls-royce
product: small modular reactors
location: UK

  • Please note, that there two distinct companies using the Rolls-Royce brand.
    The car company is part of BMW it licenses only the name and logo from old mother R-R which is famous for aircraft engines, turbines, etc. So the atomic plant project has no connection with “luxury cars” whatsoever.

    Papug
    Jan 24, 2020

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