Westinghouse unveils “game-changing” AP300 small modular reactor
MAY 8, 2023
Cranberry Township-based Westinghouse Electric Company announced Thursday it had launched a “game-changing” nuclear technology advancement – a new small modular reactor.
The AP 300 reactor is a 300-MWe single-loop pressurized water reactor, the company said, based on the scaled design of its advanced AP1000 reactor. The AP300 has an ultra-compact footprint while utilizing technology identical to its larger cousin, including major equipment, structural components, passive safety, proven fuel, and I&C systems. Officials said the smaller model will take lessons learned from the larger model and combine them with proven procedures and best practices the company has learned in its 18 years of safe reactor operations.