Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a service agreement with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to bring its eVinci microreactor closer to commercialization.
The agreement initiates a Vendor Design Review (VDR) which is a pre-licensing technical evaluation of the eVinci microreactor design. Westinghouse will execute Phases 1 and 2 of the VDR as a combined program, signaling the maturity of the eVinci microreactor design and technology.
“Our cutting-edge eVinci microreactor technology will unlock additional potential in remote communities and decentralized industrial sites,” said David Durham, president of Energy Systems at Westinghouse. “Westinghouse’s nuclear battery technology can safely provide heat and power for more than eight years of continuous operation. We look forward to applying this technology across the country while creating local jobs and advancing Canada’s energy security and net zero goals.
The eVinci microreactor is designed to bring carbon-free, safe and scalable energy wherever it is needed for a variety of applications. These include power and heat for remote communities and islands, industrial sites, data centers, universities, defense installations, marine propulsion, hydrogen production and purification of the water. The eVinci microreactor is completely factory built, powered and assembled before being shipped in a container to any location.