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UK-Poland agreement brings Rolls-Royce SMR deployment a step closer

By District Energy posted 03-14-2024 11:42


Nuclear Engineering


Rolls-Royce SMR has welcomed an agreement between Polish industrial group Industria and UK-based Chiltern Vital Group (CVG) to collaborate on international projects to deliver low-carbon energy projects based on Rolls-Royce SMR technology.

In 2023, following two years of collaboration with Rolls-Royce SMR, Industria (wholly owned by the Polish government as part of part of the Investment Development Agency) selected Rolls-Royce's small modular reactor (SMR) technology for the Central Hydrogen Cluster in Swietokrzyskie, Poland, as part of plans to produce 50,000 tonnes of low-carbon hydrogen a year. Industria intends to deploy up to three SMRs to produce hydrogen and decarbonise regional energy infrastructure.

CVG - a leading UK multi-sector project developer - was recently confirmed as the preferred bidder for the acquisition of the Gloucester Science & Technology Park from South Gloucestershire Stroud College (SGSC). CVG intends to create a world-first net zero and nuclear technologies campus along with its partners including Western Gateway, SGSC, University of Bristol, Vital Energi and Rolls-Royce SMR. This will be the first step towards a ‘net zero super cluster’ investment zone, encouraging the roll out of Rolls-Royce SMRs alongside an array of net zero technologies.

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