The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has appointed engineering group Jacobs to help in the development of a high temperature gas reactor design that it is developing in partnership with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.

As NNL's multi-discipline design consultant, Jacobs will review the initial designs and delivery plans for the high temperature gas reactor (HTGR). The company will: help develop cost and schedule estimates as part of a broader investment case submission to HM Treasury; review market demand and end-use cases for HTGR technology; carry out a detailed engineering design review to ensure regulatory compliance; and support engagement with UK regulators.

SourceWNN World Nuclear News