Small Modular Reactors (SMRs)
BWX Technologies, Inc. subsidiary BWXT mPower, Inc. is designing small modular reactor (SMR) technology. In June 2009, BWXT announced plans to develop an SMR to support the evolving demands of the global energy market.
Known as the BWXT mPower™ reactor, the scalable, modular system utilizes passive safety systems and is housed in an underground containment structure. The BWXT mPower reactor is expected to play a critical role in providing electric power while contributing to the overall reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. and around the world.