Monday 12 February 2024

Teesside to host private nuclear power plant

Teesside to host private nuclear power plant

An agreement has been reached between Community Nuclear Power (CNP) and Westinghouse Electric Company to construct a privately financed nuclear power station in Teesside.

The project will involve the installation of four small modular reactors (SMRs), with commercial operation expected by the early 2030s.

CNP aims to supply approximately one gigawatt of energy to meet the increasing demand for electricity in the North Teesside region.

David Durham, Westinghouse President, Energy Systems, said: "Our AP300 SMR is ideally suited not just to support grid generation, but also for industrial sites for generating clean and secure energy and the ability to produce hydrogen, e-fuels, desalination and district heating."

Written by

Sumit Bose

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