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Rolls-Royce expects small modular nuclear reactor approval by mid-2024, Reuters reports 20 April 2022

Rolls-Royce is expecting its small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) design to receive regulatory approval in the UK by mid-2024. Paul Stein, Chairman of Rolls-Royce SMR, told Reuters news agency that after receiving regulatory approval in 2024, the reactors would be able to produce power for the national grid by 2029....

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UK government backs new small nuclear technology with £210 million 09 November 2021

The UK government announced £210 million of new funding on November 9 to go towards the next steps in designing Rolls-Royce’s small modular reactors (SMR). The funding has been matched by private sector funding of over £250 million which will take the low-cost nuclear project into phase 2 of the design phase and through the regulatory processes to assess suitability of potential deployment in the UK....

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Rolls-Royce reveals updated small modular reactor design, aims to be assessed by regulators in late 2021 21 May 2021

The consortium, led by Rolls-Royce, which is creating a compact nuclear power station known as a small modular reactor (SMR), has revealed its latest design and an increase in power as it completes its first phase. It has also announced that it aims to be the first design to be assessed by regulators in the second half of 2021 in the newly-opened assessment window....

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Rolls-Royce to install modular nuclear reactors in UK by 2029 24 January 2020

Rolls-Royce is planning to install and operate its small modular reactor (SMR) programme in the UK by 2029. The manufacturer told the BBC that its plan is to build between 10-15 SMRs on former nuclear sites in Cumbria and Wales by the end of the decade....