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U-Battery establishes Canadian subsidiary to advance development of micro modular reactor

23 February 2018

U-Battery is pleased to announce the creation of a Canadian subsidiary company, U-Battery Canada Limited. 

U-Battery is a micro modular reactor that is intended to support Canada’s many northern and remote communities by providing a clean, cost-effective and safe source of electricity and heat, allowing them to move away from carbon-intensive diesel fuel. The reactor is also intended to power remote industrial sites, including off-grid mining operations. 

It is being developed by Urenco in partnership with Wood, Cammell Laird, Laing O’Rourke and Kinectrics. 

Current work is focused on a collaboration between Kinectrics and Urenco to advance the design, development and licensing of the U-Battery reactor in Canada. 

U-Battery will also continue to focus on market development in the United Kingdom. 

Steve Threlfall, General Manager, U-Battery comments: 

“The incorporation of a Canadian subsidiary brings us closer to the development, licensing and the eventual deployment of U-Battery units across Canada. With over 300 remote communities in Canada, as well as remote heavy industry, there is a strong market interest in a low carbon, reliable and cost-effective energy alternative to diesel. We look forward to continuing to work in collaboration with our Canadian partners to make U-Battery a reality.” 

U-Battery is a 10 MWt/4MWe high temperature gas reactor that has been designed as a cogeneration (combined heat and power) unit.

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About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.

With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.

Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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