Westinghouse’s eVinci heat pipe reactor design will provide cost and siting advantages and high technology readiness should accelerate design licensing approval, project directors told Nuclear Energy Insider.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently allocated Westinghouse $12.9 million of DOE funding to develop its eVinci micro reactor design based on sodium heat pipe technology.
Westinghouse aims to design, test, manufacture and site a demonstration unit by 2022 and will provide $15.7 million to the project. The company is currently developing an electrical demonstration unit and plans to demonstrate manufacturing capability by 2020.
Nuclear Energy Insider – May 22, 2019.