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Seminar: Rolls-Royce SMR in the Netherlands


27 feb. 2024

Yesterday 26 February ULC-Energy together with its partners Rolls-Royce SMR and BAM Infra Nederland held a seminar on Rolls-Royce SMRs in the Netherlands at the Residence of HM Ambassador to the Netherlands Joanna Roper CMG and hosted by Chris Barton, HM Trade Commissioner for Europe.

Small modular nuclear reactors are developing at a rapid pace and are widely recognised to have the potential to play a pivotal role in the energy transition. The seminar was organised to present and discuss the contribution that SMRs can make to the energy transition, as well as the opportunities that the Rolls-Royce SMR can offer as one of the most advanced SMR technologies. The seminar also covered the plans from ULC-Energy and BAM for the deployment of this powerplant in the Netherlands.

Following an introduction presentation by Hans Grünfeld, Managing Director of Royal VEMW setting the scene of the Dutch energy transition requirements, presentations by Dirk Rabelink, CEO of ULC Energy, Sophie Macfarlane-Smith, Head of Customer Engagement at Rolls Royce SMR and Sander den Blanken, Director Commercial Business Development BAM Infra Nederland allowed attendees to get a better understanding how Rolls-Royce SMRs can be effectively deployed to deliver clean, reliable and affordable energy to support the Dutch decarbonization effort.

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About ULC-Energy

ULC-Energy is a nuclear energy development company, established in 2021 and based in Amsterdam. ULC-Energy's mission is to accelerate decarbonisation in the Netherlands by developing nuclear energy projects that efficiently integrate with residential and industrial energy networks. In August 2022, ULC-Energy selected the Rolls Royce SMR as its nuclear technology solution. More information can be found on 


About BAM Infra Nederland

BAM Infra Nederland is active in infrastructure construction in the Netherlands for more than 150 years. It focusses on present and future generations. It is committed to realise a connected, safe and attractive Netherlands. BAM Infra Nederland is a subsidiary of the Royal BAM Group. For more information:

About Rolls-Royce SMR

Rolls-Royce has been a nuclear reactor plant designer since the start of the UK nuclear submarine programme in the 1950s.  Rolls-Royce SMR, a Rolls-Royce subsidiary, will draw upon standard nuclear energy technology that has been used in 400 reactors around the world. 

The Rolls-Royce SMR power station will have the capacity to generate 470MW of low carbon energy, equivalent to more than 150 onshore wind turbines. It will provide consistent baseload generation for at least 60 years, helping to support the roll out of renewable generation and overcome intermittency issues.

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