Jordan imports about its 95 percent of its energy needs, so it is looking to bolster its energy security and lower prices, according to the World Nuclear Association.
The RBC is a key component of the NuScale reactor building that houses the NuScale Power Modules. PaR Systems will perform the design, engineering and subsequent precision movement testing for NuScale’s RBC. This announcement continues to demonstrate NuScale’s preparation for its first operational plant in Idaho by the mid-2020s.
NuScale’s SMR design has safety and reliability features, is factory-made, and offers scalable power based on need
Additionally, the same tweaks to a 12-module NuScale SMR lowers the cost of generation.
The NRC is expected to certify NuScale’s design.
Thedesign eliminates the need for class 1E power, which is currently required for safety-related nuclear power plant electrical systems at all nuclear plants.
NuScale developed HIPS jointly with Rock Creek Innovations LLC over the last six years.
The move indicates NuScale’s submission addresses all NRC requirements and contains sufficient technical information.
In a major step toward the deployment of the next generation of advanced nuclear technology, NuScale Power asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Dec 31, 2016, to approve the company's small modular reactor (SMR) commercial power plant design.
The small modular reactors include scalable plants that can incrementally increase output depending on demand.