Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Westinghouse, others have big plans for mini reactors
The Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor
At Westinghouse Electric Company, nuclear is our only business and is our core competency. Building on 125 years of innovation, Westinghouse now introduces our next product innovation with the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (SMR). Small-scale nuclear reactors offer alternatives for providing affordable, secure sources of emissions-free generation to the world's rapidly changing and diverse markets. The Westinghouse SMR builds upon the innovation concepts and advances in technology achieved in the Westinghouse AP1000® reactor design.
The Westinghouse SMR is a >225 MWe integral pressurized water reactor with all primary components located inside the reactor vessel. It utilizes passive safety systems and proven components - realized in the industry-leading AP1000® reactor design - to achieve the highest level of safety and reduced the number of components required.
This approach will provide licensing, construction and operation certainty that no other SMR supplier can match with competitive economics.
Powering our Planet ...
Safely, Simply and Emissions Free
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