Nuclear AMRC to support SMRs

The Nuclear AMRC will work with Rolls-Royce on the next phase of its small modular reactor (SMR) development programme, and help prepare critical components for commercial production in the UK. In unison, the pair will develop the manufacturing capability for a variety of advanced processes, using the state-of-the-art machining, joining and testing facilities of the Nuclear AMRC’s research factory in Rotherham. The centre will also support the design of a new UK factory for large SMR components.

Following this development, the Nuclear AMRC will continue working with Rolls-Royce to create a fully integrated pre-production proving facility for SMR manufacturing. The proving facility will produce large-scale prototypes of the reactor pressure vessel and its closure head.

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