Nuclear Energy

Small Modular Reactors

B&W subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox mPower, Inc. is leading the nuclear industry in deploying small modular reactor (SMR) technology. In June 2009, B&W announced plans to develop an SMR to support the evolving demands of the global energy market. 

Known as the B&W mPower™ reactor, the scalable, modular system utilizes passive safety systems and is housed in an underground containment structure. The B&W mPower reactor is expected to play a critical role in providing electric power while contributing to the overall reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. and around the world.