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Something Happened At GE Hitachi

‘It was becoming clear that nuclear energy would never be the same and that the industry needed a different approach.’

Credit: GE Hitachi

“The key to cost reduction in creating an SMR is driving simplification compared to larger reactors. What the innovators created was an incredibly elegant and simple 300 MWe, 10th generation BWR known as the BWRX-300.”

Source: GE Hitachi, IFNEC
A model of Dodewaard 58 MWe natural circulation boiling water reactor.

“Billion dollars, all in, to construct a plant.”

GE Hitachi are already working with Dominion in the US and OPG in Canada, targeting operation in 2028 and a cost of $1 billion USD (all in, not overnight capital cost).



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Oscar Archer

Eco-modernism, clean energy abundance and enhanced opportunity for future generations.