SMR Technology Developers: RFEOI

Request for Expressions of Interest: SMR Technology

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) launched an effort to gather input regarding Small Modular Reactor (SMR) technology in Canada, and more specifically the role that Canadian Nuclear Laboratories can play in bringing this technology to market. 

This process is a critical one for our organization as we work hard to position ourselves as a hub for SMR technology within Canada. This Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) aims to build an understanding of the capabilities of technology developers and other stakeholders, in both what they would bring to a partnership with CNL, and what is needed for successful commercial deployment. This effort will also help CNL evaluate market interest in the technology; inform the development of CNL’s science & technology capabilities; and, identify the challenges and opportunities faced in bringing an SMR to successful deployment.

As a technology developer, you are able to ensure that input regarding your design and research needs are being captured by CNL and inform discussions that we will have with key stakeholders  going forward.  We intend to begin the generic site selection and licensing activities for the first demonstration or prototype reactor later this year. At this preliminary stage, these activities will be technology neutral, and inclusive of all potential technologies, but we need to hear from you to ensure that your needs, your concerns, your input is being  reflected in our planning.

UPDATE:  The deadline for submissions has passed.  Thank you for your interest.


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This RFEOI is only a request for information. This RFEOI is not a step or pre-requisite to any future procurement. This RFEOI is a non-binding process on CNL and CNL shall not be obligated in any manner to any interested party under this RFEOI. CNL reserves the right to modify, cancel or suspend the RFEOI process at any stage at any time for any reason and to accept or reject any response at any time.

CNL's Capabilities in SMR Technology

CNL is interested in exploring opportunities to host a demonstration or prototype SMR (or vSMR, very small modular reactors). CNL offers a world-class R&D team with comprehensive experimental and modeling facilities, underpinned by a complete roster of support services such as radiation protection; health physics; security; safeguards and nuclear material management; and emergency planning. CNL has commercially available research facilities and scientists to perform discovery R&D and solve key technology challenges, along with integrated fuel manufacturing, testing and examination, and waste solutions.

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