Jul 28, 2020

Thorcon, Defense Ministry to cooperate on thorium nuclear reactor

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Thorcon said it would provide technical support to the ministry’s research and development (R&D) body to develop “a small-scale TMSR reactor under 50 megawatts (MW)”, the company wrote in a statement on Friday, Jul. 24.

“[This will] strengthen national security in the outermost, frontier and least developed regions,” reads the company’s statement.

In a separate statement on Jul. 22, the Defense Ministry said the deal would help it accomplish its 2020–2024 strategic plan but did not mention a planned capacity.

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