Uniper and LeadCold are starting a collaboration with the intent to develop the reactor technology of the future. To this end, Uniper and LeadCold are forming a joint venture, whose first mission is to ensure funding for the construction of an electrically heated prototype of LeadCold’s SEALER concept. This prototype is planned to be built on the premises of OKG at Simpevarp in Oskarshamn, commencing operation in 2024. The collaboration is extended to KTH and its academic partners in the SSF-funded SUNRISE project, which aims at designing a lead-cooled research reactor to be built in Oskarshamn by 2030. Eventually, the goal of the collaboration is to enable the commercialisation of new reactors in Sweden in the 2030’s. Through this initiative, Sweden takes a major step towards developing the next-generation passively safe nuclear power technology, know-how and competence.
Torbjörn Larsson, Uniper (+46 70 637 3 277)
Pär Olsson, KTH (+46 73 765 0 538)
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