The Nuclear Industry Association has welcomed the announcement from the UK Government that it is awarding Holtec Britain £30 million of grant funding from the Future Nuclear Enabling Fund for Holtec to complete Steps 1 and 2 of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) for its SMR-300.

Reacting to the announcement, Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, said:

“This funding shows the UK is committed to its new nuclear programme which needs to be rolled out at pace and at scale to ensure we ramp up nuclear so we can deliver clean power for net zero and good, green jobs for our communities.

“Holtec Britain’s SMR-300 is an exciting design which has the potential to play a pivotal part in the UK nuclear ramp up alongside other technologies and we look forward to seeing how it progresses.”


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