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U-Battery exhibits at Nuclear Industry Forum, London

17 May 2017

From 15-16 May, U-Battery exhibited at the Nuclear Industry Forum in London, UK. For the eleventh year, the Forum bought together key figures in the nuclear industry and provided an opportunity for delegates to share updates and learn about developments upcoming in the industry over the next year.

Steve Threlfall, General Manager, U-Battery, contributed to one of the Vendors’ Panels titled, ‘Delivering innovation for the UK’s nuclear needs’, which considered the benefits of SMRs and how the UK is preparing to build a successful SMR industry.

Steve Threlfall comments:

“This is the first time U-Battery has exhibited at the Nuclear Industry Forum and it was a great opportunity for us to engage with colleagues in the nuclear industry.

“The Vendors’ Panel provided U-Battery, along with other modular reactor developers, a forum to discuss how all sizes of nuclear reactors are key to meeting the world’s low-emission energy needs. Different technologies offer different business propositions in terms of investment cost, maturity of design and complexity. The UK is in a good position to contribute significantly to the micro and small nuclear reactor market worldwide”

U-Battery is a high temperature gas micro modular nuclear reactor which will be able to produce local power and heat for a range of energy needs. It is being developed by Urenco, Amec Foster Wheeler, Laing O’Rourke and Cammell Laird.

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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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