Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) informed that it has completed the conceptual design for the compact molten salt reactor (CMSR) power barge, a floating facility for offshore nuclear power plants, receiving basic certification from the American Bureau of Shipping.
MSR power barge is a new concept power generation facility that supplies electricity and thermal energy generated by small molten salt reactor technology at sea to land.
The concept is relatively less demanding in terms of site selection and facility constraints, and takes as little as two years to build at a lower cost.
Furthermore, the CMSR power barge developed by Samsung Heavy Industries can mount two to eight 100-megawatt CMSRs depending on power demand. It can be compared to a nuclear power plant on the sea equipped with a steam turbine generator as well as transmission and distribution facilities on a floating vessel.
The CMSR power barge concept supplies electricity and thermal energy produced by utilising CMSR technology developed by Denmark’s Seaborg. The two companies teamed up last year to develop floating nuclear power solutions.
Starting with classification certification for the concept design of the floating ship, the company plans to commercialize the technology by 2028 after demonstrating the feasibility of the CMSR and going through a detailed design of the entire power generator.
We will complete the process that will lead the future new market through a continuous effort to develop and commercialize the technology for the floating nuclear power plant
stated Yeo Dong-il, managing director in charge of offshore design at Samsung Heavy Industries.