In reaction to the announcement that six companies are through to the next stage of the Small Modular Reactor government competition (link), Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, said:
“Today’s announcement helps keep Britain in the global race on innovative nuclear technologies. Small Modular Reactors are a vital part of the UK’s plan to produce enough clean, reliable and secure electricity to meet future demand, which is set to quadruple by 2050. It is good to see such a wide range of companies shortlisted, and we hope that the work carried out over the next few months is both thorough and swift, so that we don’t fall behind other countries in delivering a programme of new nuclear stations. We are also looking forward to seeing what support there is for the companies who were not successful in the process. There needs to be a huge ramp up of new nuclear stations, both SMRs and large-scale stations, and we must keep up this momentum.”
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As the trade association for the civil nuclear industry in the UK, the Nuclear Industry Association represents more than 250 companies across the UK’s nuclear supply chain.
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