In reaction to Rolls-Royce SMR announcing a shortlist of potential locations for its first factory (link), the Nuclear Industry Association’s Chief Executive, Tom Greatrex, said:

“There is real appetite for the development of SMRs in the UK. Building a fleet of these reactors will bring high-quality, skilled jobs and provide long term investment and opportunity, helping secure Britain’s net zero ambitions. It also shows that the industry is serious about delivering on the vision set out in the Energy Security Strategy.

“The UK government should back Rolls-Royce SMR so it has the orders which will sustain its factories.”


Notes to editors:

  • Shortlisted sites:
    • North East – IAMP Sunderland
    • Forrest Park Newton Aycliffe
    • North Yorkshire – Catterick 53, Richmond
    • Wales – Gateway, Deeside
    • Yorkshire – Ferrybridge
    • Greater Lincolnshire – Grimsby & Pioneer Park, Stallingborough
    • Cumbria – Kingmoor Park, Carlisle

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