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U-Battery presentation at Nuclear 2017

11 December 2017

U-Battery General Manager Steve Threlfall discussed recent developments for U-Battery at the Nuclear Industry Association’s (NIA) conference in London last week.

He was invited to join a panel from the Small and Advanced Modular Reactor world to discuss how they could benefit the UK economy.

The event was attended by Richard Harrington MP, Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, who gave an update on the nuclear sector deal and small modular reactors.

Steve said:

“We’re pleased the Minister has made a positive announcement supporting advanced modular reactors. We support the Government’s decision to reassess the direction of its SMR policy, and look forward to working within the new framework to deliver U-Battery.

“In 2017, we have focused our efforts on understanding the global market potential and business case in more depth and reaching out to a greater number of stakeholders in the UK and Canada, whilst continuing engagement with Poland and the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA).”

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, Wood, Laing O’Rourke and Cammell Laird.


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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