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Atkins Joins NGNP Industry Alliance

pdubey@v1-media.com on January 23, 2017 - in Energy

Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, has joined the NGNP Industry Alliance Limited to support the mission of commercialising the High-Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR).

Atkins sees advanced nuclear reactor technologies as a driver for climate-friendly energy that is near-term in the HTGR. “Atkins will be a major player in our alliance and provides decades of experience that will play a crucial role in moving our mission forward,” said Chris Hamilton, CEO and Chairman of the NGNP Industry Alliance.

“Atkins is dedicated to nuclear power as a current and future source of energy and we are involved in a number of major future nuclear projects around the world. The inherent safety of the HTGR design gives the reactor a true passive safety claim, providing maximum protection to the public. The high outlet coolant temperature provides unique flexibility in applications beyond electricity generation and affords a distinctive business model relative to other energy sources,” said Michael Corum, vice president of operations in Atkins’ Energy Americas business.

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