Nuward SMR's Renaud Crassous ... plus farewell Germany, hello Turkey
The French nuclear giant EDF and its partners have been working on their Nuward small nuclear reactor and have now spun the operation into a subsidiary company. Renaud Crassous, president of Nuward joins us to discuss its plans and timelines, and explains why the decision to set up a subsidiary company was taken.
During a wide-ranging interview Crassous talks about the pioneering early design regulatory review being jointly carried out by regulators in three countries, and explains why the aim is for Nuward to be 'Europe's SMR' rather than just a French one.
April has been a busy month for World Nuclear News's Warwick Pipe and Claire Maden who join host Alex Hunt to report on Germany exiting the nuclear energy scene as its last three nuclear reactors were shut down in the middle of the month. Plus, on a brighter note, they also explain the significance just a few days later of a ceremony held to inaugurate the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, as Turkey officially joined the league of nations with nuclear energy capacity. And there's time too for some positive news from Finland and its Olkiluoto 3 EPR.
Key links to find out more:
World Nuclear News
A guide: The end of Germany’s nuclear power
Presidents address ceremony inaugurating Turkey's first nuclear plant
TVO accepts Olkiluoto EPR ahead of commercial operation
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Episode credit: Presenter Alex Hunt. Co-produced and mixed by Pixelkisser Production