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Holtec’s SMR-160 Program Receives U.S. DOE Funding to Help Bring Its Unconditionally-Safe Reactor to the Global Market

We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) funding to Holtec’s SMR-160 small modular reactor program.

Holtec’s SMR-160 Small Modular Reactor, Ten Years in Development, Enters USNRC’s Licensing Process

We are pleased to announce our drive to secure our SMR-160 small modular reactor design certification from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on an accelerated schedule.

Growing Interest in Holtec’s Innovative SMR-160 Reactor From Nations Seeking to Decarbonize Their Energy Generation

We are pleased to observe that the mounting demand for clean and reliable base load energy generation is fueling strong interest from many countries that view our inherently safe and economically viable SMR-160 small modular reactor (SMR) as the solution for reducing their carbon footprint.

Holtec Successfully Completes Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Phase 1 Vendor Design Review

Holtec International’s SMR, LLC has successfully completed Phase 1 of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) “Pre-Licensing Review of a Vendor’s Reactor Design” for its small modular reactor design, the SMR‑160.

Kiewit Power Constructors Co. Joins Team Holtec with Mission to Make SMR-160 Commercially Competitive and Construction-Friendly

We are pleased to announce that Kiewit Power Constructors Co. of Omaha, Nebraska, a national leader in cost-competitive construction of combined cycle power plants, has joined Team Holtec as the latest member of a band of illustrious companies dedicated to the renaissance of nuclear energy.

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SMR-160 at Age 10

We mark the tenth anniversary of the birth of our SMR-160 small modular reactor this month buoyed by the thought that its promise to render nuclear energy generation as benign as solar and wind – its kindred carbon free technologies – has been realized in full measure.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • Going Nuclear on Climate Change? Foreign Affairs Asks the Experts [Foreign Affairs] – May/June 2020
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  • Holtec SMR to use commercially-available Framatome fuel [World Nuclear News] – Apr. 29, 2020
  • Framatome technology for Holtec SMR-160 [European Nuclear Society]
  • SMR-160 attracts Ukrainian and US attention [World Nuclear News] – February 21, 2019
  • Ukraine holds negotiations with U.S. Holtec Company on production of small nuclear reactors [112 International] – August 21, 2018
  • Holtec Inks Collaboration Deal for SMR Fuel Development [The Energy Collective] – February 20, 2018
  • Holtec and GEH team up on advancing SMR-160 [World Nuclear News] – February 15, 2018
  • Indian American Entrepreneur Opens Camden Facility, Offers Fast Track Mini Nuclear Reactors to India [IndiaWest] – October 10, 2017
  • Indian-American entrepreneur offers fast track mini nuclear [Outlook India] – October 8, 2017
  • Holtec to start active phase of building small reactors SMR-160 in 2023 with possibility of localization in Ukraine [Interfax Ukraine] – September 11, 2017
  • A handful of North American advanced nuclear reactor projects have made substantial progress [NextBig Future] – July 21, 2017
  • Energoatom and Holtec International to expand their cooperation for safety and efficiency improvement in nuclear power [EHEPRO Atom] – July 20, 2017
  • Energoatom, Holtec discuss prospects for building small module reactors SMR-160 [Interfax Ukraine] – July 20, 2017
  • Holtec and SNC-Lavalin to accelerate SMR-160 reactor development [power-technology.com] – July 19, 2017
  • Mitsubishi partners Holtec on SMR systems [World Nuclear News] – August 7, 2015