The United States will deploy NuScale small modular reactor technology in Ukraine.
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced it would support Ukrainian authorities to assess NuScale’s small reactor technology with a view to future exports. A 50 MWe version of NuScale’s power module already has standard design approval from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, though the company will re-submit for a 77 MWe version. It proposes deploying these in multiples of four, six, and 12, or other configurations if customers request them. Ukraine’s national nuclear utility Energoatom signed a memorandum of understanding with NuScale to explore the deployment of its technology in September, reported WNN.