Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) is planning to build a factory to produce fourth- generatioin gas-cooled microreactors in Alabama, near Huntsville, according to Neutron Bytes. The article said:
The non-nuclear production facility represents a $232 million investment in advanced nuclear manufacturing. The plant will employ 250 professional and technical workers. The 578,000 square foot factory features state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing processes and equipment and will be capable of producing up to ten (10) complete MMR nuclear units per year. The company emphasized that no radioactive material is to be used or stored at this facility.
Construction is slated to begin in 2024 with the facility operational in 2027. USNC representatives note significant potential for expansion and export as demand for the MMR high-temperature gas reactor grows over time. There is a high potential for USNC suppliers to establish a local presence to support the main manufacturing plant, thereby creating even more growth and opportunity in and around Gadsden....
Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC), a U.S. company headquartered in Seattle (WA), is a global leader and strong vertical integrator of nuclear technologies and services, on Earth and in Space.
The company produces the Micro-Modular™ reactor (MMR), TRISO-based Fully Ceramic Micro-encapsulated (FCM) nuclear fuel, and develops nuclear power and propulsion technologies for space exploration.