The small modular reactor designed by Rolls-Royce will provide 470MW of clean, affordable electricity. It is enough to power one million homes.
Each Rolls-Royce SMR will guarantee uninterrupted electricity generation for at least 60 years – helping to decarbonise the grid and industry to achieve net zero emissions.
We are facing a global energy crisis caused by rising prices, the uncertainty and instability associated with imported energy, over-reliance on hydrocarbons and older generations of nuclear power plants that are nearing the end of their lifespan.
Our SMR (small modular reactor) will make an important contribution to the global challenge of finding an energy mix of affordable, reliable sources that can provide energy for future generations, while helping to meet net zero emissions targets.
Using the world’s most common reactor technology, the pressurised water reactor (PWR), and relying on Rolls-Royce’s more than 60 years of experience in designing and manufacturing compact nuclear reactors for propulsion systems, Rolls-Royce’s SMR enables the production of 470 MWe of low-carbon energy, supporting the decarbonisation of the entire energy system, including power, heat and transport.
Rolls-Royce’s SMR has been specifically designed for industrial production and road transport, with more than 90% of the entire installation prefabricated, pre-tested and then assembled on site, under cover.