Lighting the World with Safe, Reliable, Environment-Friendly and Affordable Energy.
Dr. Kris Singh, President & CEO of Holtec International, highlighted the opportunity South Carolina has to develop Small Nuclear Reactor (SMR) Technology at Savannah River Site and bring jobs and manufacturing to the state during a June 19, 2012 press conference with Governor Nikki Haley, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, regional community leaders, and experts from the nuclear industry including officials from Holtec International and SCE&G. Read More
SMR-160 is small; the site boundary of one, autonomous reactor, capable of generating 160MWe, will occupy five acres of land. Read More
At SMR, our goal is to light up the world without the production of greenhouse gases. Electricity powers industry, creating jobs. The rise of the SMR-160 will bring jobs and spur industrial growth in host communities. Read More
The design mission of the SMR-160 is “safety and security first”. Key technological differentiators that achieve this goal include the use of an optimized unitary Fuel Cartridge; enabling rapid refueling and hardens the design against security threats. Read More
A Holtec Inherently-Safe Modular Underground Reactor (HI-SMUR) Technology-based power generation system is engineered to provide 160MWe of Safe, Secure, Reliable, Clean energy to support the world's growing population and energy needs.
Ensuring maximum safety and security, SMR-160 uses gravitational force for running the reactor and safety functions, rather than large reactor coolant pumps. The rejection of reactor residual heat during shutdown also occurs by gravity-driven circulation - eliminating the need for off-site power supply.
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SMR-160 employs simplified plant systems to minimize capital cost, operational complexity, and maintenance costs. Designed for incremental generation capacity and capital outlays, SMR-160 can be installed with multiple units clustered at one location or geographically dispersed with efficiency improvements and cost benefits.
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Nuclear energy is America’s largest source of carbon-free and clean-air electricity.
Using its cutting-edge technology, SMR-160 can be operated using air cooling in lieu of the large quantity of cooling water. Even the most parched regions of the world can deploy SMR 160 to generate electricity.
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Holtec Submits DOE Funding Application SMR‐160 - PSEG Power Joins Team to Advance Design.
Holtec and URS Initiate Alliance to Develop SMR-160
Breakthrough in SMR-160 Core Design Read More
Press Conference on Small Modular Reactor Columbia, South Carolina