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Building Trades of Alberta collaborating with X-energy on SMR workforce

DCN-JOC News Services
Building Trades of Alberta collaborating with X-energy on SMR workforce

EDMONTON — The Building Trades of Alberta and X-energy Canada are working together to raise awareness of the job and training opportunities created by new small modular reactor (SMR) technology.

The Xe-100 small modular reactor is a high temperature gas-cooled reactor capable of producing 80 megawatts of electricity from 200 megawatts of thermal power, a news release states.

The reactor can support heavy industry including oilsands operations, mining applications and other industrial processes through a combination of 565 C steam and power production.

The reactor is modular and scalable in size to meet the demands of specific projects.

The two organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding to create awareness around the job and training opportunities the technology possesses for Alberta’s skilled trades workers.

“As the province transitions to a carbon-neutral future, our collaboration with the BTA strives to help Alberta realize the maximum benefit from the deployment of these SMRs for the thousands of hard-working skilled trades, their families, and communities,” said Katherine Moshonas Cole, president of X-energy Canada, in the release.

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