OCNI Recognizes L3Harris with Innovation Award for Development of Terrestrial Energy IMSR Simulator
Oakville, Ontario – December 7, 2021 – The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) has awarded L3Harris Technologies its 2021 Innovation Award for its work developing a simulator for Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®), a Generation IV nuclear power plant. Terrestrial Energy signed a contract with L3Harris in July 2020 to develop an engineering and operator training simulator for the IMSR®.
L3Harris has nearly five decades of global experience designing simulators for nuclear power plants. The company supplied the first simulators for Canadian CANDU power plants and has supplied numerous simulators to nuclear power facilities worldwide. It is a world leading technology innovator, which provides advanced commercial and defense technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.
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About Terrestrial Energy
Terrestrial Energy is a developer of small and modular nuclear power plants that use its proprietary Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) technology. The IMSR® is a non-Light Water Reactor that uses Generation IV technology to generate electricity 50 percent more efficiently than conventional nuclear reactor technology. The IMSR® represents a step-change improvement in economics, versatility and functionality of nuclear power plants that is possible only through Generation IV technology. IMSR® power plants will provide resilient, reliable, dispatchable, zero-carbon and cost-competitive electric power, as well as high-grade industrial heat for use in many industrial applications, such as chemical synthesis, hydrogen production and desalination, and in so doing extend the application of nuclear energy far beyond electric power markets. IMSR® power plants 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 and can scale to meet net-zero policy goals of major industrial economies. 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.