Print
More News

New Agreement Forms Between GE Hitachi, ARC Nuclear

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 28, 2017
Wilmington-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy announced steps Monday to further collaborate with Advanced Reactor Concepts LLC (ARC Nuclear) to develop and license the ARC-100 advance small modular reactor, the company announced in a press release.

GE Hitachi intends – through a newly-signed development agreement – to license intellectual property associated with its Power Reactor Innovative Small Module (PRISM) advanced reactor design to ARC Nuclear. The company has also agreed to provide ARC Nuclear, a privately held Delaware company that specializes in small fast reactor technology, access to nuclear infrastructure programs.

The engineering and design work that will support the agreement will occur at GE Hitachi headquarters in Wilmington, according to Jon Allen, spokesman for GE Hitachi in Wilmington. 

“This new agreement recognizes that GEH and ARC Nuclear each have significant experience, investment and intellectual property in sodium fast reactor technology derived from Argonne National Laboratory’s successful EBR-II reactor, which operated for more than 30 years at Idaho Falls, Idaho,” said Jon Ball, executive vice president of Nuclear Plant Projects at GE Hitachi, in the release. “At GEH, we are excited to see how this complementary collaboration will allow us to further accelerate commercialization of this technology with ARC Nuclear.”  

GE Hitachi will also make an in-kind contribution to ARC Nuclear through its agreement to provide engineering and design expertise, officials said in the release.

“Our work to date with the GEH team has validated our expectation of the synergy of combining ARC Nuclear’s senior engineers -- with their deep sodium fast reactor operational and design experience as key members of EBR-II prototype program -- with GEH’s next generation of nuclear engineers and designers with their proven competence in modern nuclear design,” Don Wolf, chairman and CEO of ARC Nuclear, said in the release. “We are clearly seeing how the power of this engineering collaboration and GEH’s infrastructure can give us a leap forward in reducing both time to market and development costs.”

The companies announced a collaboration in March to progress the ARC-100 design for global power generation with initial deployment in Canada. GEH and ARC Nuclear are working to commence a preliminary regulatory review of the ARC-100 by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission through its Vendor Design Review process, according to the release. 

At the same time, a joint GE Hitachi-ARC Nuclear engineering team is working to advance the ARC-100 design.

Officials with GE Hitachi said the company and ARC Nuclear have agreed to re-examine their relationship upon completion of the Canadian Vendor Design Review and give consideration to focus for the ARC-100 beyond Canada.
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Swainboardf19 walsh 5212033948

Turning Crisis Into Opportunity

Richard Walsh - Swain Center for Executive Education & Economic Development
Dallas headshot 300x300

Rethinking Cash Flow

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors
Aaeaaqaaaaaaaaidaaaajdhiztrkodm0lte2yjetngrkmy1hotrmltawmdvlmwqyztmymw

The CIE: Distanced, Not Disengaged

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Trending News

Verizon Call Center: Most Employees Working From Home Permanently

Cece Nunn - Aug 13, 2020

Three Wilmington Companies Rank On Inc.'s Fastest-growing List

Jenny Callison - Aug 13, 2020

Riptide Builders Takes Charge Of Last Undeveloped Land In Sea Trail

Cece Nunn - Aug 14, 2020

After Months Of Closure, Planet Fitness Now Among Area's Open Gyms

Christina Haley O'Neal - Aug 14, 2020

On Wilmington's Pointe 14 Movie Theater, A Q&A About The Pandemic's Impact

Cece Nunn - Aug 14, 2020

In The Current Issue

Major Project Would Impact Southport

The developer of River Place in downtown Wilmington is partnering with Bald Head Island Limited on a nearly 400-acre development dubbed Proj...


Catching Up With Businesses

Starting in March, the Business Journal featured area businesses and how they are adjusting operations, innovating and coping in general wit...


NCino 'on Fire'

When the dust cleared on July 14, nCino, which had $138 million in revenue in its most recent fiscal year, was valued at close to $7 billion...

Book On Business

The 2020 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2020 Leadership Accelerator: Virtual Workshops for Real Leaders
2019 Health Care Heroes
August 26, 2019 Power Breakfast: A Healthy Sale?
2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`