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Frazer-Nash to Support Terrestrial Energy with Nuclear Graphite Moderator Construction

OAKVILLE, ON – November 26, 2019 – Frazer-Nash Consultancy (Frazer-Nash) and Terrestrial Energy have signed a contract for engineering services related to the fabrication of the graphite moderator, a key component in Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®), a Generation IV advanced nuclear power plant.

Generation IV advanced nuclear power plant &#8211; IMSR<span class="te-rtrademark">&reg;</span> Rendering.
Generation IV advanced nuclear power plant – IMSR® Rendering.

Frazer-Nash has world-leading expertise in the performance of graphite moderators, providing consulting services to the United Kingdom government and the operators of the nation’s fleet of advanced gas-cooled reactors (AGRs). This fleet of 14 AGRs uses graphite as the moderator, generating 18 percent of the United Kingdom’s electricity.

The United Kingdom has operated 40 graphite moderated reactors for electric power generation since 1956, providing over half a century of operating experience on the performance of graphite moderators. During this period, extensive studies have been conducted on the performance of reactor graphite. Terrestrial Energy will draw on this knowledge and experience as it proceeds with the engineering programs for deployment of the first commercial IMSR® power plant.

“We are excited to be working with Terrestrial Energy as this collaboration provides a very tangible way of applying our skills and knowledge to help deliver low-carbon energy to our future power landscape,” said Neil McDougall, Managing Director of Frazer-Nash. “Frazer-Nash experts are assisting Terrestrial Energy with the fabrication of the IMSR® graphite moderator, supporting it to deliver to time and budget. We are pleased to be providing our experience and know-how relating to high-temperature graphite and leveraging our work with the Nuclear Innovation Programme, initiated and funded by the UK Government. We look forward to contributing to Terrestrial Energy’s game-changing IMSR® power plant project and to its commercial deployment.”

“We are seeking to deploy a commercially transformative nuclear power plant, and with this objective in mind, it is natural that we are using a graphite moderated Generation IV technology,” said Simon Irish, Chief Executive Officer of Terrestrial Energy. “Graphite moderator engineering for fabrication is a key element in our IMSR® development program. We are delighted to be working with Frazer-Nash’s expert team and to have the benefit of its world-leading graphite knowledge and nuclear engineering experience.”

About Terrestrial Energy

Terrestrial Energy is a developer of Generation IV advanced nuclear power plants that use its proprietary Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) technology. IMSR® technology represents true innovation in cost reduction, versatility and functionality of nuclear power plants. IMSR® power plants will provide zero-carbon, reliable, dispatchable, cost-competitive electric power and high grade industrial heat for use in many industrial applications, such as chemical synthesis and desalination, and in so doing extend the application of nuclear energy far beyond electric power markets. They have the potential to make important contributions to industrial competitiveness, energy security, and economic growth. Their deployment will support rapid global decarbonization of the primary energy system by displacing fossil fuel combustion across a broad spectrum. Using an innovative design, and proven and demonstrated molten salt reactor technology, Terrestrial Energy is engaged with regulators and industrial partners to complete IMSR® engineering and to commission first IMSR® power plants in the late 2020s.

About Frazer-Nash Consultancy

Frazer-Nash Consultancy is a leading systems and engineering technology company. Our work makes a difference to things that matter in the world.

With over 800 employees, Frazer-Nash works from a network of eleven UK and four Australian locations. Our consultants apply their expertise to develop, enhance and protect our clients’ critical assets, systems and processes.

In an uncertain world, we contribute to national security in a huge number of ways. We help make sure that power is generated and distributed to everyone who needs it. We support moving people and goods around and between the big cities of an increasingly urbanised society. We work to make the world a more sustainable place. We ensure governments save time and money when public spending globally is under huge pressure. And we help our clients wrestle with the challenges and opportunities of an ever-accelerating digital revolution.

Our people use their combined strengths to deliver technical solutions to some of the most challenging problems out there. Sometimes these challenges are difficult technical issues, and sometimes they are difficult because of the environment our clients operate in. Our great strength is our ability to rise to these challenges and deliver.

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Jarret Adams
Terrestrial Energy
Phone: (202) 815-9234
Email: jadams@fulloncom.com

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Brian Smith
Terrestrial Energy
Phone: (416) 822-3130
Email: bsmith@the-lanes.ca

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Rebecca Wallis
Frazer-Nash Consultancy
Phone: +44 (0)117 9226242
Email: r.wallis@fnc.co.uk

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Tom Purnell
Frazer-Nash Consultancy
Phone: +44 (0)117 9226242
Email: t.purnell@fnc.co.uk

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Email: frazer-nash@fnc.co.uk

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Terrestrial Energy is an industry-leading technology company committed to delivering reliable, emission-free, and cost-competitive nuclear energy with a truly innovative advanced reactor design, the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®).