The Babcock & Wilcox Company plans to deploy the B&W mPower™ reactor - a scalable, modular, passively safe, advanced light water reactor system.
The B&W mPower reactor, with its scalable, modular design, has the capacity to provide 125 MWe to 750 MWe or more for a 4.5-year operating cycle without refueling, and is designed to produce clean, near-zero emission operations.
Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, Inc. will lead the development, licensing and delivery of B&W mPower reactor projects.
Features of the B&W mPower reactor include:
The modular and scalable design of the B&W mPower reactor allows B&W to match the generation needs of our customers with the proven performance of existing light water reactor technology. Several reactor modules can be installed to support the customer requirements and infrastructure constraints.
The B&W mPower reactor will reduce risks associated with deploying nuclear power and become a flexible, cost-effective solution to the U.S. energy needs while lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Each B&W mPower reactor that is brought online will contribute to the reduction of approximately 57 million metric tons of CO2 emissions over the life of the reactor.
B&W offers production capabilities to supply all Nuclear Steam Supply System (NSSS) components, reducing manufacturing costs and streamlining construction.