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Nuclear markets and their growth in the US and UK. Delivered by: Tony Morris (Director, Marketing & Business Development) for the Canadian Nuclear Society's Annual Conference
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  • 1. ›Nuclear Opportunities in UK/USA ›Tony Morris, Director, Marketing & Business Development CNS Annual Conference, June 22, 2016
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  • 3. Approach to Breakthrough Global Growth - Copyright - © [2016] SNC-Lavalin Inc. and its member companies. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited. 3 › Focus on 24/7 quality service and spares for existing Clients › Exploit niche power markets with reliable, flexible and scalable generation solutions › Command the spent fuel reuse market › Delivery of a dependable mid-life refurbished low cost/low carbon CANDU platform › Provide owners with turnkey lifecycle decommissioning solutions from research reactors to 1GWe+ class reactors › Provide cost effective and innovative plant management options for the orphaned, pilot, demonstration and FOAK reactor owner/operator
  • 4. UK New Build - Copyright - © [2016] SNC-Lavalin Inc. and its member companies. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited. 4 › Hinkley Point C UK-EPR (3.2GWe) from integrated vendor/operator EDF Energy, based out of Bristol › Horizon with Wylfa Newydd Hitachi ABWR (2.7GWe) and option on Oldbury site expansion, based out of Gloucester › NuGeneration AP1000 (3.8GWe) development at Moorside next to Sellafield, based out of Manchester › Follow-on sites available at Sizewell, Bradwell, Hartlepool and Heysham, a further 20GWe nuclear is required to replace ageing Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors › Generic Design Assessment underway for ABWR and completion of halted AP1000 process › Skill shortage for construction once financing resolved
  • 5. UK Decommissioning & Waste Management (D&WM) Market - Copyright - © [2016] SNC-Lavalin Inc. and its member companies. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited. 5 › $4Bn annual decommissioning spend underway: • Research reactors • Sodium fast breeder reactors • First generation gas cooled reactors • Legacy reprocessing facilities and waste stockpiles › Program and procurement managed by equivalent of Crown Corporations: • Nuclear Decommissioning Authority • Magnox Ltd. • Sellafield Ltd. › Large deferred dismantling backlog of 19 gas reactors soon in safe store type regime – problem looking for a solution › Separated plutonium & recovered uranium stockpile an opportunity with a “made in Canada” CANMOX™ or CANDU® solution
  • 6. US New Build - Copyright - © [2016] SNC-Lavalin Inc. and its member companies. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited. 6 › New build market active for first time since 1990s › Watts Bar 2 to begin commercial operation shortly › Units currently under construction • AP1000: Vogtle 3&4 (Georgia) • AP1000: V.C Summer 2&3 (S. Carolina) › Units with Combined Construction & Operating License • ABWR: South Texas Project 3&4 (Texas) • ESBWR: Fermi 3 (Michigan) › Prospects with COL under review by NRC • AP1000: Levy County 1&2 (Florida) • AP1000: Turkey Point 6&7 (Florida) • AP1000: William States Lee III 1&2 (S. Carolina) • ESBWR: North Anna 3 (Virginia)
  • 7. US Small Modular Reactor - Copyright - © [2016] SNC-Lavalin Inc. and its member companies. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited. 7 › Characterized as less than 300MWe, small/compact, can be transported by truck or rail › Challenged by economics in deregulated markets › Many designs exist today, both novel and proven (legacy) › US DOE supporting SMR funding: • NuScale (Design Certification projected to be submitted to NRC late 2016, with reactor module final design complete by 2019) • mPower (Siting & Design – Design Certification granted but on hold) • Range of technology demonstration projects › Early Site Permit granted to TVA for Clinch River Site – SMR is bounded within definition
  • 8. US Process Heat - Copyright - © [2016] SNC-Lavalin Inc. and its member companies. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited. 8 › Low carbon, high temperature industrial applications for: • Desalination 250C • Oil/Bitumen extraction, upgrading & refining • Jet fuel/Ethanol production • Water splitting 950C › Generation IV targets temperatures above 700C › R&D being funded through DOE and through the Gen IV International Forum (GIF) • Gas-cooled Fast Reactor (GFR) • Lead-cooled Fast Reactor (LFR) • Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) • Supercritical Water-cooled Reactor (SCWR) • Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor (SFR) • Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR)
  • 9. US O&M Services - Copyright - © [2016] SNC-Lavalin Inc. and its member companies. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited. 9 › Large market of 65 PWR and 34 BWRs with 5 reactors under construction, spares & services always needed › Utilities in deregulated markets looking for comprehensive cost reduction solutions in response to downward pressure on power prices, innovation is required › O&M Services market contracting leading to consolidation and falling rates, demographic shift means large experienced contracting capacity local to most plants › Exchange rate an advantage but not a compelling one › D&WM market driven by utility financial position, another area that is open to innovative solutions
  • 10. snclavalin.com Building what matters
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