U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issues Standard Design Approval for NuScale's SMR design

PORTLAND, Ore. — NuScale Power announced today that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a Standard Design Approval (SDA) for the company’s small modular reactor (SMR) design. The SDA confirms that NuScale met the requirements of Subpart E of 10 CFR Part 52. On August 28, the NRC announced that it had completed its Phase 6 review—the last and final phase—of the Design Certification Application for NuScale’s groundbreaking SMR with the issuance of the Final Safety Evaluation Report (FSER). Along with issuance of the FSER, the SDA affirms NRC approval of the NuScale design.

About NuScale Power

NuScale Power has developed a new modular light water reactor nuclear power plant to supply energy for electrical generation, district heating, desalination, and other process heat applications. This groundbreaking small modular reactor (SMR) design features a fully factory-fabricated NuScale Power Module™ capable of generating 60 MW of electricity using a safer, smaller, and scalable version of pressurized water reactor technology. NuScale's scalable design – a power plant can house up to 12 individual power modules – offers the benefits of carbon-free energy and reduces the financial commitments associated with gigawatt-sized nuclear facilities. The majority investor in NuScale is Fluor Corporation, a global engineering, procurement, and construction company with a 60-year history in commercial nuclear power.

NuScale is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and has offices in Corvallis, OR; Rockville, MD; Charlotte, NC; Richland, WA; and London, UK.