The memorandum of understanding signed this week calls for cooperation in developing advanced nuclear technologies, Mitsubishi Heavy said.
Located in Kemmerer, in western Wyoming’s desert highlands, the demonstration project will use a nontraditional, sodium-cooled nuclear reactor. It will hire workers from a local coal-fired power plant scheduled to close soon.
MHI, one of Japan’s largest industrial conglomerates, said it will explore ways to provide technical support and to develop the reactor.
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