The Nuclear Futures Institute at Bangor is proud to be part of the Westinghouse led consortium tasked with developing Lead-cooled Fast Reactor technology. The £10M programme is sponsored by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) Feasibility and Development project.
The Westinghouse LFR is a 450 MWe Gen. 4 reactor. The key features of the Westinghouse LFR include a simplified design, flexible operations and fuel cycle capabilities, zero CO2 emissions, walk-away safety features and modular assembly. The LFR aims to achieve a Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCoE) that is competitive with existing electricity generating technology to ensure economic competitiveness.
Westinghouse will deliver the Phase 2 program in collaboration with Ansaldo Nucleare and ENEA, in addition to Bangor University, Frazer-Nash Consultancy, Jacobs, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC), the University of Cambridge, the University of Manchester and Vacuum Process Engineering, Inc. (VPE).