Near term SMRs in UK

NIA Nuclear Industry Association is running an event 30 January on Small Modular Reactors. The event is at Eversheds offices in London.

Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) are an emerging technology with significant potential benefits for the UK civil nuclear industry.

In early 2012 the US Government pledged co-funding of up to $452 million over 5 years split between up to two SMRs designs to assist them through licensing. In November 2012 the generation mPower design was selected for this funding. The US are keen to license by 2017 to enable deployment by 2021. Therefore the UK needs to be ready.

This event for NIA members aims to raise awareness on near term Small Modular Reactors, clarify the timeline for their delivery, and the potential for them to be built in the UK.

  • SMRs could potentially be built in the UK on other sites other than those highlighted in the National Policy Statement due to their size, (although existing identified sites would be preferred).
  • Research demonstrates that the majority of the build could be sourced by local companies.
  • Depending on reactor design, SMRs could potentially dispose of existing plutonium stockpiles.
  • SMRs have lower capital costs compared to larger plants, making the investment opportunity available to a much wider range of investors.

Who should attend?

If you would like to understand more about the potential opportunities for UK industry please attend this NIA members free event. We will also be welcoming Government, regulators, utilities and the supply chain companies looking for opportunities.


Registration and Coffee

10.00 – 10.30
Welcome and Opening RemarksJohn Hutton, Chairman, Nuclear Industry Association 10.30 – 10.40
Welcome from the HostsEversheds 10.40 – 10.50
Overview on SMRsJohn R. Grizz Deal, IX Power 10.50- 11.10
The SMR Technology Kevin Hesketh, Senior Fellow, NNL 11.10 – 11.30
Near Term SMRs discussion chaired by Adrian Bull, NNLMatt Miles, mPowerAlan Palin, Westinghouse 11.30 – 12.10
Developing SMRsJeff Benjamin, Rolls Royce 12.10 – 12.30

Lunch and Networking

12.30 – 13.00
Nuclear Plant Developments: a nuclear law future?Peter Riley, De Montfort Law School, Leicester 13.00 – 13.20
Licensing SMRs Mamdouh Elshanawany, Nuclear Technical Director,   Lloyds RegisterTitle TBCJohn Lillington, AMEC 13.20 – 13.4013.40 – 14.05
Do SMRs solve the financing issues for new nuclearDominic Holt, Associate Director, KPMG 14.05 – 14.30
Potential in New MarketsAlexander Bychkov, Deputy Director General, IAEA 14.30 – 14.50
Summary and CloseJohn Hutton, Chairman, Nuclear Industry Association 14.50 – 15.00

Coffee and networking

15.00 – 15.20

Kindly hosted by: Eversheds

For more details email mailto: 020 7766 6640

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