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Rolls-Royce SMR joins Nuclear Institute

Rolls-Royce SMR has become the latest Company Member of the Nuclear Institute.  

With locations in Derby, Manchester and Warrington, Rolls-Royce SMR is driving forward the vision to deliver clean, affordable energy for all by deploying a fleet of UK-designed factory-built power plants, each capable of generating 470MW of low-carbon electricity for at least 60 years.

By taking advantage of factory-built modularisation techniques that drastically reduce the amount of on-site construction, it plans to deliver a low-cost nuclear solution that is competitive with renewable alternatives. 

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Peter Morton, CFO of Rolls-Royce SMR, commented: “We’re thrilled to become a Company Member of the Nuclear Institute and for the opportunity that brings at such an exciting and important time for our organisation.

At Rolls-Royce SMR, our people are our greatest asset. Maintaining skills and expertise across the business is vital to support the sustainable growth of the organisation - the NI is an important part of achieving that.

Sarah Beacock, CEO of the Nuclear Institute added: “We’re delighted to welcome Rolls Royce SMR as a Company Member. They are highly active in supporting the development of people and in particular promoting nuclear professionalism to the NI Young Generation Network.”  

Company membership of the Nuclear Institute demonstrates to employees and stakeholders that organisations are committed to developing nuclear professionalism by building loyal, informed teams through ongoing professional development.

The scheme provides a tailored service to companies, providing employees with NI membership, discounted rates for events and support for professional membership and registration. Engaging with the Institute’s member and volunteer networks helps to establish stronger links between individual organisations and the thriving UK nuclear community.


About Rolls-Royce SMR

Rolls-Royce SMR will draw upon standard nuclear energy technology that has been used in 400 reactors around the world.  The Rolls-Royce SMR power station will have the capacity to generate 470MW of low carbon energy, equivalent to more than 150 onshore wind turbines and enough to power a million homes. It will provide consistent baseload generation for at least 60 years, helping to support the roll out of renewable generation and overcome intermittency issues.

Rolls-Royce SMR is making progress through the independent regulatory Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process to secure consent for their technology to operate in the UK. As part of the GDA, Rolls-Royce SMR welcomes comments and questions about the Rolls-Royce SMR design.


About the Nuclear Institute

The Nuclear Institute is the only professional membership body dedicated to the nuclear sector. Representing over 3,000 professionals at all levels across the nuclear industry, from new build and operations to decommissioning, we maintain the Nuclear Delta, the independently defined standard for Nuclear Professionalism.

We work with individual and corporate members to facilitate continuing professional development, provide independent recognition and accreditation of nuclear professionals, as well as offering routes to professional registration and chartership.  

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