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GSE Solutions receives contract to develop and support H2 plant model for NuScale Power

GSE Solutions announced a contract to work with NuScale Power to develop a H2 plant model for NuScale’s VOYGR small modular reactor (SMR) power plant simulator. GSE will provide the models, integration, and testing support to NuScale using its JPro Dynamic Simulation Software.

GSE joins NuScale Power’s research collaboration for clean H2 production that will assess new concepts for use in small modular reactor power plants. The agreement will modify the existing NuScale control room simulator to evaluate the Integrated Energy System dynamics and include GSE’s models for H2 production. In addition, the project will determine the technical and economic feasibility of connecting a H2 production facility to a NuScale SMR power plant and evaluate operating parameters. The scaled‐up model is estimated to be complete by the middle of March 2024.

GSE strives to create the most accurate, highest-level of advanced modeling technologies on the market, providing unparalleled accuracy and detail, enabling simulators to test engineering changes, control system design, and even perform human factors engineering before plant commissioning.

“H2 has been identified as a pathway for global decarbonization, and NuScale’s SMR technology complements this goal through low carbon H2 production,” said John Hopkins, NuScale Power President and Chief Executive Officer.

“We are pleased to support NuScale in developing a first-of-its-kind H2 plant simulator, which is in line with GSE’s mission to support innovative clean power programs,” said Kyle Loudermilk, President and Chief Executive Officer of GSE Solutions. “Clean H2 production using our modeling of SMR technology and nuclear power systems demonstrates the potential to enable decarbonization and stabilize power grids using H2.”