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Holtec Selects Framatome to Supply Fuel for SMR-160 Small Modular Reactor, Vastly Compressing Deployment Schedule

Holtec and Framatome have entered into an agreement to enable completion of all necessary engineering to fuel the SMR-160 with Framatome’s commercially available and well-proven 17 x 17 GAIA fuel assembly.

Dr. Kris Singh and Yuriy Nedashkovsky after document signing

Holtec, Energoatom and SSTC enter into a Trilateral Consortium Partnership to advance the SMR-160 nuclear reactor for deployment across Ukraine

Ukraine’s national nuclear operator NAEK Energoatom, the nation’s State Scientific and Technology Center, and Holtec International ratified the creation of a consortium partnership that binds the three companies into a cooperative undertaking to chaperone the deployment of the SMR-160 small modular reactors in the country.

Energoatom and Holtec Sign Historic Memorandum to Build SMR-160 Plants in Ukraine

We are pleased to announce that Holtec International and NAEK Energoatom, Ukraine’s national nuclear operator, have signed a Memorandum-of-Understanding that envisages Ukraine to adopt the SMR-160 technology to meet its projected needs for clean power in the latter half of the next decade.


GE Hitachi and Holtec Announce Cooperation to Accelerate Commercialization of Holtec’s SMR-160 Small Modular Reactor

On February 14th 2018, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH), Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF), Holtec International and SMR LLC announced a collaboration to advance the SMR‐160 small modular reactor.

SNC-Lavalin and Holtec Formalize Agreement to Accelerate the Development of SMR-160 Small Modular Reactor

Holtec International and SNC-Lavalin have formalized an Agreement to partner in accelerating Holtec’s SMR-160 Small Modular Reactor program to develop and deploy SMR-160 power plants around the world.

Mitsubishi Electric Co. (MELCO) and Holtec Resolve to Broaden Cooperation with SMR-160 as the Centerpiece

Officials of the Mitsubishi Electric Co., their US subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. and Holtec held strategic alliance discussions at the Holtec Technology Campus in Camden, New Jersey to reinforce their resolve to forge ahead with renewed vigor to complete the licensing of SMR-160 and to broaden their cooperation.

Joint Development Agreement Signed with Mitsubishi Electric of Japan and its U.S. Subsidiary Solidifying Their Role in SMR-160

We are pleased to announce that our Memorandum of Understanding entered over a year ago evolved into an agreement which formalizes the design authority role of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. over instrumentation and control systems for the SMR-160.

Holtec and Mitsubishi Electric Forge a Long-Term Partnership to Advance the SMR-160 Design Development Program

We are pleased to announce that Holtec has partnered with the US subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation – Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. – to develop the instrumentation and control solution for the SMR-160.


Holtec’s R&D Team Declares SMR-160 to be
 “Walk Away” Safe

We are pleased to announce that Holtec’s engineers have succeeded in designing SMR-160 into a “walk-away” safe nuclear power plant, which means that if a calamity were to strike, the plant will passively switch to and remain in a safe shutdown and cooled configuration for an unlimited period.


Holtec’s Small Modular Reactor Program Will Proceed without DOE’s Funding

While we are disappointed with DOE’s decision to exclude Holtec from the award, we remain confident that our reactor, the SMR-160, has the greatest potential to triumph in a global marketplace.


All-Star SMR-160 Team of U.S. Companies includes CB&I and SCE&G, both long-term team members dating back to the last FOA Grant Application

We are pleased to confirm that our wholly owned subsidiary, SMR, LLC submitted an application for the Funding Opportunity Announcement to the DOE on July 1, 2013.

Holtec Submits DOE Funding Application for SMR-160

Holtec International is pleased to announce that on July 1, the Company will submit its request for financial support to the Department of Energy pursuant to the Funding Opportunity Announcement #DE-FOA-0000800 dated March 11, 2013.


Holtec and URS Initiate Alliance to Develop SMR-160

We are pleased to announce that URS Nuclear, a unit of URS Corporation’s Energy & Construction Division, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Holtec International that gives URS an important role in the development of Holtec’s small modular reactor.

Tom Marcille

Thomas Marcille, a Veteran Reactor Specialist of GE, Los Alamos and NuScale, Joins Holtec’s SMR, LLC

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Marcille to the position of Vice President of Engineering and Chief Nuclear Officer of Holtec’s wholly owned subsidiary, SMR, LLC.

Latest Technical Breakthrough in the SMR-160 Program Holds the Promise of Collateral Benefit to Countless Power Plants

Holtec has filed a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and will soon seek worldwide patent rights for the innovative bonding technology.

U.S. Department of Energy Makes a Partial Award for Small Modular Reactor Development; More Awards Will Follow

We respect the Department of Energy’s decision to make only one award at this time from four applications it received in May of this year for the Small Modular Reactor Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Holtec’s Small Modular Reactor, SMR-160, Advances to the Detailed Design and Safety Analysis Phase

We are pleased to announce that the preliminary design details of our small modular reactor, SMR-160, and all essential scoping safety analyses have now been successfully completed.


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