Is there a place for small molten core reactors in Maritime? Debate with the Scottish Maritime Cluster and associates
As part of their series of seminars on the Road to Net Zero, the Scottish Maritime Cluster is hosting its next seminar on the subject, with a focus on the nuclear option. The event will be held on Thursday 20th October 2022, 1400 to 1700, at City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus. At this seminar you will hear from industry experts and have the opportunity to ask questions and join the debate on whether there is a place for molten core reactor solutions in the Maritime Industry.
Scottish Maritime Cluster: Douglas Lang, Chair of the Scottish Maritime Cluster will introduce and present the question, is there a place for small molten core reactors in Maritime?
Core Power: Giulio Gennaro from Core Power. Giulio will cover a variety of topics including:
- Why nuclear at sea: this sets the stage, if we do not understand why we need nuclear, all the rest is noise unless we nail the why.
- Key features of marine reactors: not all reactor technologies are fit for purpose at sea.
- Overview of a Molten Salt Reactor: how does a MSR work, differences between MSR and PWR.
- All Electric nuclear Ships: overview of shipping applications.
- Offshore Nuclear Plants: overview of offshore applications.
Lloyds Register: Mark Tipping from Lloyds Register will present Class and Regulatory approaches from pressurised water-cooled reactors to molten salt core reactors.
MarRI-UK: John Hudson from MarRI-UK has extensive experience of nuclear propulsion in the Naval sector. John will share some reflections on the practical implications of Nuclear Propulsion in Ships.
Nuclear Propulsion has achieved many years of safe and reliable operation in the Naval sector, where it has proven to be very effective. The fundamental design of the reactor has implications for the host platform and for the operational deployment of the platform. John's presentation will explore some of the interactions between the reactor plant and ship, to assist reactor designers and owner operators understand the wider implications of nuclear propulsion on ships and shipping operations.
The speakers will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.
The event will be held on Thursday 20th October 2022, 1400 to 1700, at City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus. Lunch will be provided at 1300. There will be a drinks reception and networking after the meeting.
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