Kinectrics to work with Strathclyde to expand nuclear research opportunities

Torness Nuclear Power Station

Kinectrics Inc, a global provider of nuclear lifecycle services, is partnering with the University of Strathclyde to pursue nuclear research and training opportunities.

The two organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see them work together to expedite the commercialisation of advanced nuclear technologies by strengthening academic, government and industry collaborations across Canada and internationally. 

In addition they will collaborate on developing highly qualified personnel through student training/internships.

The MoU will explore and pursue mutually aligned strategic goals and objectives. Specifically, the two organisations will seek opportunities to support advanced nuclear reactors, including small modular reactors, robotics and autonomous systems, reactor fuel, fusion technologies, medical isotopes, as well as decommissioning and waste management.

Fostering innovation

Professor Daryl Landeg, Executive Director of the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre (ANRC), said: “As a leading international technological university, we are proud of our strong links with industry across the globe.

“We’re delighted to sign this MoU and formalise our working partnership with Kinectrics through the expertise of Strathclyde’s Advanced Nuclear Research Centre.

“As well as fostering innovation, this partnership will offer valuable student training and internships and help develop the next generation of skilled workers. With the publication of the UK civil nuclear roadmap and Canadian plans to make nuclear power a central part of its decarbonisation strategy, we look forward to collaborating on research to support nuclear power as a key element of net-zero.”

David Harris, President and CEO of Kinectrics, said: “Building on our relationships with Universities, Kinectrics is pleased to align with the University of Strathclyde to generate innovative solutions that will help create a clean energy future, as well as develop the next generation of technical experts in nuclear-related fields

As global power demands are expected to grow 3-4% annually over the next few decades, we are excited to establish international collaborations that will help drive nuclear research.

The ANRC works with industry partners to improve the operations and extend the life of new and existing nuclear installations by applying research and expertise to address life cycle costs and support nuclear power as a key element of net-zero.