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.