Small Modular Reactors

Small Modular Reactors

Wales is fully committed to helping the UK realise its vision for SMR technology as part of a wider energy mix and is well placed to support first of kind deployment as the UK’s location of choice.

Trawsfynydd is well placed to deliver on this vision – with a long history of nuclear energy related employment, a pool of skilled labour, and Trawsfynydd’s strategic position on the UK’s national grid infrastructure.

The site is owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) who are working with us to bring forward the site’s redevelopment and are supportive of the development of SMRs.

“The UK Government, in collaboration with the Welsh Government, should support making the existing nuclear licensed site at Trawsfynydd in North Wales available as a location for the building and demonstration of an SMR.” (Quote from The ImechE Report, The Leaving the EU, the Euratom Treaty Part 2: A Framework for the Future, May 2017).

You’ll find exceptional infrastructure on the 50-hectare (123 acre) site around the former nuclear power station which is also home to one of Wales’ largest lakes – 478 hectares (1,200 acres) a natural, low-cost source of cooling – but is also connected to the national grid via its own sub-station.

The local workforce here includes technically skilled professionals, with Trawsfynydd able to access a highly skilled and experienced workforce and is within easy reach of a substantial advanced manufacturing hub across north Wales.

View or download our Nuclear Energy booklet and our North Wales Nuclear Arc booklet

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