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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy announces formation of Canadian SMR business

  • 2 months ago (2021-02-12)
  • David Flin
North America 866 Nuclear 506

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has announced the formation of GEH SMR Technologies Canada to support the deployment of the BWRX-300 SMR in Canada. Lisa McBride has been named Country Leader, Small Modular Reactors. GEH SMR Technologies Canada will collaborate with Canadian customers, stakeholders, suppliers, and partners with the plan of bringing the first grid-scale SMR to market by 2028.

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Jon Ball, Executive Vice President of Nuclear Products for GEH, said: “GE has been a pioneer in Canada’s nuclear energy industry since the 1950s and was part of a consortium that developed the country’s first nuclear plant, the Nuclear Power Demonstration unit in 1962. With the establishment of our Canadian SMR business, we look forward to building on this legacy and bringing the world’s first grid-scale SMR to Canada, positioning Ontario as a hub for SMR technology.”

The BWRX-300 is a 300 MWe water-cooled, natural circulation SMR with passive safety systems based on the design of GEH’s US NRC-certified ESBWR.