Fluor Corporation has announced that NuScale Power (NuScale), in which Fluor is the majority investor, has received notice that its design certification application has been accepted for review by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). By accepting the completed application for review, the NRC confirms that NuScale’s submission addresses all NRC requirements and contains sufficient technical information to conduct the review. NuScale’s small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) commercial power plant technology can deliver the energy diversity needed to power unique energy needs while also providing a safe, flexible, and carbon-free power generation solution.
NuScale’s small modular reactors include scalable plants, and the facility output can be incrementally increased depending upon the demand. The technology’s operational flexibility can also be integrated with other carbon-free renewable energy sources like wind and solar to provide consistent power and to help enable stable grid performance.
NuScale marked a major milestone on December 31, 2016, when the company asked the NRC to approve its SMR design, the first submitted in the United States.