X-Energy UK Holdings, Ltd (“X-energy”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of X-Energy Reactor Company, LLC, and Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Babcock International, welcomed the commitment expressed today by the UK Government to help secure the country’s energy independence and advance its Net Zero Strategy.
Carol Tansley, Vice President of UK Nuclear New Build at X-energy said:
“The next steps to deploy nuclear outlined today are welcomed, and we look forward to engaging in detail with Great British Nuclear and the Government. We intend to deliver up to 40 of our Xe-100 advanced modular reactors, which produce both clean electricity and the high-temperature steam needed to drive deep decarbonisation of heavy industry, in the UK, with first deployments coming as soon as 2030.”
Mick Gornall, Managing Director of Cavendish Nuclear, said:
“Moving UK nuclear onto a path of deployment can revitalise the industry nationally. The Xe-100 builds on the long experience we have in high-temperature gas reactor technologies, leveraging local and national experience in operations as well as manufacturing and construction.”
X-energy and Cavendish Nuclear are ready to engage with UK regulators on Generic Design Assessment and to further develop proposals to build the first Xe-100 reactors in the UK at Hartlepool, protecting and creating new high-quality, high-paying jobs, and helping the transition of Teesside into a centre of Net Zero industrial excellence.
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About X-Energy Reactor Company, LLC
X-Energy Reactor Company, LLC, is a leading developer of advanced small modular nuclear reactors and fuel technology for clean energy generation that is redefining the nuclear energy industry through its development of safer and more efficient advanced small modular nuclear reactors and proprietary fuel to deliver reliable, zero-carbon and affordable energy to people around the world. X-energy’s simplified, modular, and intrinsically safe SMR design expands applications and markets for deployment of nuclear technology and drives enhanced safety, lower cost and faster construction timelines when compared with other SMRs and conventional nuclear. For more information, visit X-energy.com or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
About Cavendish Nuclear
From decommissioning redundant nuclear facilities and supporting the U.K’s Clean Energy commitment through Nuclear New Build and development of Advanced Nuclear Technologies, through to helping keep the U.K’s fleet of nuclear-powered submarines at sea, our role in Cavendish Nuclear is to enable a world where nuclear plays a key contribution in protecting our nation, ensuring security of energy supply and meeting our net zero commitments – Creating a safe and secure world, together.
Nuclear has a vital role in delivering net zero by 2050, we are passionate about the key role that we play in that. Clean energy is a core focus for Cavendish Nuclear through our support to existing reactors, the construction of Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C, and our work to develop advanced nuclear technologies for the future.