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SMRs: Nuclear Fad or Nuclear Future?

IET EngTalks: Future Energy

Inspired by the life and work of
James Clerk Maxwell

4 December 2017 | IET London: Savoy Place

 

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Nuclear power stations are always controversial. Do you support or oppose the use of nuclear energy as one of the ways to provide electricity?

A new nuclear paradigm, Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), are a type of nuclear fission reactor which are smaller than conventional ones, manufactured at a plant and then brought to the site to be fully constructed.

They allow for less major on-site construction (saving costs on space and staffing) and increased standardisation and schedule adherence, thus unlocking the potential of nuclear for new markets.

John Molyneux of Rolls Royce, a leading figure in SMR development believes in their huge potential to strengthen the UK's energy security. He gave details of how Rolls-Royce is teaming up with a host of British engineering giants to make SMRs a reality in the UK. He also summarised the different novel designs and technologies of SMRs options from around the world.

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Featured speakers

John Molyneux (photo)  

John Molyneux

Director Engineering and Technology, Civil Nuclear, Rolls Royce

Dame Sue Ion (photo)  

Dame Susan Elizabeth Ion

British engineer and an expert advisor on the nuclear power industry

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18:00 - Registration

18:30 - EngTalk commences

20:00 - Networking drinks

21:00 - Close

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