The night time satellite photo of the world (above) shows that over three-fourths of the earth’s land mass is semi-dark or completely dark. At SMR, our goal is to light up the world without producing an ounce of greenhouse gas.
Electricity is an important lifeline of modern economies; it powers industry which creates jobs, improves communications, supports and accelerates changes that improve and save lives. SMR-160 will help bring jobs and spur industrial growth in host communities.
Holtec’s Inherently Safe Modular Reactor SMR-160
Building on Holtec’s vast experience of delivering cutting-edge technologies to the global nuclear energy industry over the past 25 years, SMR is committed to delivering to the world a safe, secure, reliable, clean and affordable small modular nuclear reactor – SMR-160.
The principal technical mission of SMR-160 is “safety and security first.” Located deep underground, SMR-160’s robustly designed core is protected from cataclysmic environmental phenomena and malevolent human intervention. It is designed to provide an unfailingly safe and economical source of clean energy from nuclear fission, SMR-160 incorporates passive features in its operation to ensure utmost safety and reliability.
Because of its inherent safety and security, SMR-160 will be used by governments to protect their critical infrastructure such as research facilities and military bases. Because of its modest size, SMR-160 will merit use in cogeneration, district heating, and as a source of reliable power to remote locations.
The operational simplicity and modest outlay required to commission and operate SMR-160 will make it an ideal solution to deliver pollution-free nuclear energy to developing countries, help expand reliable and affordable supplies of energy for developed nations and sustain economic growth worldwide.