Rolls-Royce SMR and BAM Infra Nederland explore collaboration for the deployment of SMRs in the Netherlands

8 November 2023 - BAM Infra Nederland and Rolls-Royce SMR have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore the opportunities for collaboration to support deployment of Rolls-Royce SMRs in the Netherlands.  

Rolls-Royce SMR is a British solution to the global energy security and decarbonisation challenge. This ‘factory-built’ nuclear power plant will provide 470MW of low-carbon electricity for at least 60 years – enough to power a million homes.

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From left: Rich Everett (Rolls-Royce SMR), Bas Suijs (ULC-Energy), Sophie Macfarlane-Smith (Rolls-Royce SMR), Joanna Roper (HM Ambassador to the Netherlands), Carla Rodenburg (BAM Infra), Dirk Rabelink (ULC-Energy), Sander Den Blanken (BAM Infra) after the the signing ceremony at the British Embassy in The Hague.

In 2022, Rolls-Royce SMR signed an exclusive agreement with Dutch development company ULC-Energy, to deploy Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactor (SMR) power stations in the Netherlands.  

Rich Everett, Group Head of Supply Chain for Rolls-Royce SMR, said: ‘We are delighted to explore opportunities for collaboration with BAM Infra Nederland, which builds on the successful partnership that we have developed with BAM Nuttall in the UK - which is also part of the BAM Group.’

BAM Infra Nederland has been building the infrastructure of the Netherlands for more than 150 years and has significant experience in key pieces of large civil engineering projects, including in the nuclear industry.  

Sander den Blanken, Director Commercial Business Development at BAM Infra Nederland, said: ‘Together with our strategic partner, Rolls-Royce SMR, we are forging a long-term plan that contributes to the energy transition in the Netherlands. We can achieve this by developing a robust and modular solution, bringing an alternative energy source for our country one step closer. We bring innovation at a scale that minimises speed and risk through our industrial approach and, with this development, we take a significant step towards a more sustainable Netherlands.’

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