NuScale SMR – On Track for Deployment

Tony Irwin,
Technical Director, SMR Nuclear Technology.

1 pm Wednesday, 26 June 2019.

AINSE Theatre, New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights, NSW.

Meeting hosted by ANA.

For slides of Tony’s talk: Click Here 


NuScale is leading the race to be the first Small Modular Reactor (SMR) to be licensed and deployed in the USA. The NuScale SMR module is a 60 MWe (gross) integrated PWR with innovative features, especially the passive safety systems that enable the reactor to be cooled indefinitely without attention. Tony will review the design and the progress through USNRC licensing. Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) will be the first owner and a site has been obtained within the DOE Idaho National Labs area. First module is scheduled to be operating in 2026.

NuScale Power Modules in a 12 unit Power Plant

About Tony Irwin FIEAust MIET FAIE CPEng

Tony Irwin is a Chartered Engineer, Technical Director of SMR Nuclear Technology Pty Ltd and Chair of Engineers Australia Sydney Division Nuclear Engineering Panel.

Tony worked for British Energy in the UK for more than thirty years commissioning and operating 8 nuclear power reactors.

In 1999 he moved to Australia and joined ANSTO where he managed fuel strategies and provided advice on nuclear issues to the Federal Government. He was subsequently appointed as Commissioning Reactor Manager and then the first Reactor Manager of ANSTO’s new OPAL research reactor. Tony is now a Consultant. He is an Honorary Associate Professor and principal lecturer for Nuclear Reactors and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle at the ANU.