Teesside to host private nuclear power plant

Community Nuclear Power plans to construct a privately financed nuclear power station in Teesside, aiming to generate roughly a gigawatt of energy with four small modular reactors

An agreement has been reached between Community Nuclear Power (CNP) and Westinghouse Electric Company to construct a privately financed nuclear power station in Teesside.

The project will involve the installation of four small modular reactors (SMRs), with commercial operation expected by the early 2030s.

CNP aims to supply approximately one gigawatt of energy to meet the increasing demand for electricity in the North Teesside region.

David Durham, Westinghouse President, Energy Systems, said: “Our AP300 SMR is ideally suited not just to support grid generation, but also for industrial sites for generating clean and secure energy and the ability to produce hydrogen, e-fuels, desalination and district heating.”

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