NuScale Receives Highly Regarded N Certificate of Authorization from American Society of Mechanical Engineers

NuScale Power today announced that the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has issued the company a highly regarded N Certificate of Authorization (N-Stamp). With the Certificate, considered a hallmark of quality, NuScale becomes one of a select group of firms that have successfully demonstrated their commitment to safety and quality, and is one of a small number of companies that hold the Certificate while also retaining overall responsibility for their designs. ASME issued the Certificate of Authorization after completing a thorough evaluation to determine that NuScale’s quality program effectively complies with ASME’s Section III Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Receiving this Certificate is the latest addition to the growing list of safety and quality assurances that NuScale has for its pioneering SMR design.

While NuScale will maintain overall responsibility for the design, fabrication and installation will be subcontracted to appropriate ASME Certificate Holders. Receipt of the N Certificate enables NuScale to certify and apply a Certification Mark (N-Stamp) to its innovative NuScale Power Module signifying it has been designed and constructed in accordance with Section III of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

“NuScale’s ASME certification is a demonstration of our commitment to a strong and robust quality program, and signals that NuScale’s design is truly exceptional in the growing SMR market,” said Dale Atkinson, NuScale Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nuclear Officer. “This is a major milestone for NuScale as we prepare to move forward with the procurement of components in accordance with the first deployment of our NuScale Plant.”

NuScale’s technology is the world’s first and only SMR to undergo design certification review by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). In July 2019, the NRC completed Phases 2 and 3 of its review and is scheduled to complete all six phases of review of NuScale’s design by September 2020.

​​​​​About NuScale Power

NuScale Power has developed a new modular light water reactor nuclear power plant to supply energy for electrical generation, district heating, desalination, and other process heat applications. This groundbreaking small modular reactor (SMR) design features a fully factory-fabricated NuScale Power Module™ capable of generating 60 MW of electricity using a safer, smaller, and scalable version of pressurized water reactor technology. NuScale’s scalable design – a power plant can house up to 12 individual power modules – offers the benefits of carbon-free energy and reduces the financial commitments associated with gigawatt-sized nuclear facilities. The majority investor in NuScale is Fluor Corporation, a global engineering, procurement, and construction company with a 60-year history in commercial nuclear power.

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