How is it Different?
The current, outdated model of nuclear new build as a major, one-off infrastructure project is not fit for purpose in a world that needs new nuclear power stations delivered quickly and affordably to a wide variety of global locations.
Our approach means that approximately 90% of the plant will be factory fabricated and delivered by road or rail as modules to the prepared site, where the plant will be assembled and commissioned by the Rolls-Royce SMR team under a turnkey Engineering, Manufacture, Assembly (EMA) contract.
Offering a nuclear power station as a manufactured product delivers the cost and risk reductions and quality improvements associated with factory fabrication, while simultaneously removing the expense, lead-time and risk associated with developing a new, inexperienced supply chain and EPC contractor team for each new plant constructed.
The Rolls-Royce SMR has been designed from the outset with end user requirementmarket driven outcomes at the heart of the design.