South Korea’s Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Denmark’s Seaborg Applied sciences have introduced a consortium to develop floating nuclear power plants.
KHNP owns and operates 25 nuclear power plants together with 28 hydro-electric power plants. SHI is a number one shipbuilding and offshore building firm whereas Seaborg Applied sciences is a nuclear power firm.
The factory-produced power plants incorporating Seaborg Applied sciences’ Compact Molten Salt Reactor (CMSR) know-how, might be put in on barges with a modular design ready to ship from 200MWe [Megawatts electric] to 800MWe, the Danish agency stated in a press assertion.
The consortium’s first challenge is anticipated to be a 200MWe power barge, the assertion stated.
(Writing by SA Kader; Enhancing by Anoop Menon)