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Friday, October 8, 2010

DOE Taps Teams To Develop Reactor Design Prototypes

Companies secure $30M contracts to study new reactor designs
The Department of Energy awarded six groups of construction and engineering companies with contracts, each worth $30 million, to evaluate the design of next-generation nuclear reactors and offer recommendations. Under the terms, the groups will focus on new design and construction techniques and supply analytical evaluations. The announcement is "a good indication of the Department of Energy and the Obama administration's commitment to nuclear energy," said Mitch Singer, a spokesman for the Nuclear Energy Institute. Engineering News-Record
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