NuScale has brought on another power firm to help it design and build its small modular nuclear reactor. Last month NuScale Power LLC and Sargent & Lundy announced a memorandum of understanding to help develop the reactor design and provide additional architect engineer support. Sargent & Lundy will also become an investor.
“NuScale is excited about this new strategic relationship with Sargent & Lundy, a global leader in power and energy architect engineering,” said John Hopkins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NuScale Power. “We are proud to have Sargent & Lundy’s expertise in our corner expanding the breadth of our design development team to bring NuScale’s pioneering design – and America’s first SMR – to market.”
Fluor Corp. will continue to be the engineering, procurement and construction contractor on the project. Fluor will work with NuScale and Sargent & Lundy on aspects of the SMR plant design.
NuScale is currently undergoing its design certification review with the NRC, which is expected to be completed by December of this year.