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December 17, 2021

Green River (Blue Castle) 1, US

By Carmen

Green River (Blue Castle) 1 is a 1,250MW nuclear reactor planned in Utah, the US. The nuclear reactor is currently in announced stage. Post completion of the construction, the plant proponent is expected to achieve the first power from the reactor in 2030 and is planned for commissioning in the same year.

PID Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Main Contractor
84 Nuclear 1,250 1,250 Announced Utah, the US Westinghouse Electric

Description

Green River (Blue Castle) 1 is a Generation III+ nuclear reactor being developed by Westinghouse Electric, the main contractor for the project.

The 1,250MW reactor is currently owned and will be operated by Blue Castle Holdings.

Green River (Blue Castle) 1 is a type of PWR reactor. It will feature 157 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released. The project cost is expected to be around $6,736.25m.

The reactor consists of 1 steam turbine.

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The material used for the construction of the vessel will be Carbon Steel.

Development Status

Post completion of construction, the reactor is planned to get commission in 2030.

Contractors Involved

The reactor system is likely to be supplied by Westinghouse Electric.

About Westinghouse Electric

Westinghouse Electric Co LLC (Westinghouse) a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, is a nuclear energy company. It offers nuclear plant products, technologies, nuclear fuel, plant design and related services to utilities across the world. The company carries out development, licensing, detailed engineering, project management, component manufacturing and offers startup support for new nuclear plants. It provides a comprehensive range of nuclear fuel and operating plant products and services; and decontamination and decommissioning, and waste management services. The company operates through regional offices in the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Westinghouse is headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, the US.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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