L3 MAPPS and Terrestrial Energy Sign Real-Time Simulation Development Contract

L3 MAPPS and Terrestrial Energy have signed an agreement to advance real-time simulation for Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR), a Generation IV advanced nuclear power plant.

The simulation is a key tool to model IMSR power plant performance. It will support the engineering development of the IMSR power plant design, its licensing, and ultimately, power plant customers by supporting operator training.

“It is a natural fit for Terrestrial Energy – a frontrunner in the development of Generation IV reactor technology – to join forces with L3 MAPPS, the leading developer of nuclear power plant simulation technology,” said Rangesh Kasturi, President of L3 MAPPS. “We look forward to working with Terrestrial Energy and combining our respective technologies to achieve advanced reactor technological firsts.”

“We identified modelling and simulation as a priority area last year, so we are delighted now to be working with L3 MAPPS and benefitting from the world-class simulation capabilities that they bring to the IMSR project,” said Simon Irish, Chief Executive Officer of Terrestrial Energy. “IMSR power plants are transformative energy technology solutions. They can make an important contribution to the world’s growing demand for clean, low-cost and reliable energy. Our relationship with L3 MAPPS is another important step towards fully realising that potential.”

The agreement between Terrestrial Energy and L3 MAPPS sets the framework for the companies’ long-term collaboration.

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 decarbonisation 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 the first IMSR power plants in the late 2020s.


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