An evening Lecture at by Professor Juan Matthews, Dalton Nuclear Institute, University of Manchester. Refreshments will be available from 18:00 and the lecture will start at 18:30.
Large nuclear power stations have become too complicated, take too long to build and are too expensive. Is it possible to use factory prefabrication and larger series of orders to make small reactors economic? This may also be a route to re-establish nuclear manufacturing in the UK. The UK is now looking at this option and some real money was promised by the Government in the Spending Review last year and the recent budget to decide if we take this route. This talk looks at the background to the interest in SMRs in the UK and some of the designs that are currently being proposed.
Please note this lecture will be similar to that given to the Energy Group in London on April 20th and we acknowledge their assistance in organising this repeat.