DOE seeks industry participation for engineering services to design next-gen nuclear plant
The U.S. Department of Energy seeks industry teams capable of providing engineering design services for the conceptual design phase of the department’s next-generation nuclear plant.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced this week that the Idaho National Laboratory is issuing a request for expressions of interest from prospective industry teams capable of providing engineering design services for the conceptual design phase of the department’s next-generation nuclear plant. The new plant will seek cutting-edge technology in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by enabling nuclear energy to replace fossil fuels in the petrochemical and transportation industries. The high-temperature reactor is based on research and development activities supported by the Generation IV nuclear energy systems initiative at DOE’s INL.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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