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11 Feb 2022

Rolls Royce Appoints SNC-Lavalin for Next Phase of SMR Programme

11 Feb 2022  by   
Project management services provider SNC-Lavalin has been appointed by Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactor Ltd (SMR) to provide engineering services for the new phase of its business.

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In an effort to aid global decarbonisation efforts, Rolls-Royce SMR is currently developing SMR plants with plans to have the first UK plant operational by the early 2030s.

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin group, led the modular design of the SMR power station in the first phase of the programme. SNC-Lavalin’s UK team will now provide civil, structural and architectural support along with safety and regulatory services, waste management, mechanical handling, mechanical and process engineering, project management, and digital services.

“SMRs will enable the deployment of dependable, low-carbon technology swiftly and cost-effectively – an attractive prospect to many countries aiming to decarbonise generation and meet net-zero commitments,” said Ian L. Edwards, President and CEO, SNC-Lavalin.

The SMR 470MW plants can support both on and off-grid solutions, according to Rolls-Royce, can be used to decarbonise industrial processes and clean fuels.

Tom Samson, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce SMR commented: “SNC-Lavalin’s ongoing support and contribution to the growing Rolls-Royce SMR business is incredibly important. As phase 1 partners they contributed to our development in important areas such as regulation and a breath of engineering challenges. We look forward to working collaboratively as we target the deployment of Rolls-Royce SMRs and our shared decarbonisation objectives.”


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