Transportable Nuclear Power? Prodigy Clean Energy and Des Nëdhé Group Partner to Bring Plants to Remote Regions

Canada’s Prodigy Clean Energy and Des Nëdhé Group are partnering to bring portable nuclear power to the country’s remote regions. 

The companies will be delivering Transportable Nuclear Power Plants (TNPPs), which are self-contained microreactor stations, to power mining operations, construction sites, and even entire communities.

“The Prodigy Microreactor Power Station™ TNPP, which can integrate different types of microreactors, would be manufactured, outfitted, and partially commissioned in a shipyard, then transported to site for installation either on land or in a marine (shoreside) setting,” they wrote in a press release.

“The facility would require minimal site preparation when compared to a site-constructed Small Modular Reactor (SMR). Since the TNPP would arrive at [the] site more ready for final commissioning, power generation could commence in a matter of weeks. At the end of project life, the TNPP would be removed for decommissioning, eliminating legacy waste.”

These compact nuclear generators, 100 to 1,000 times smaller than traditional nuclear plants, will provide a reliable, carbon-free energy source to replace diesel fuel. With a 60-year lifespan and the ability to withstand seismic activity and extreme weather, these portable plants offer a flexible, long-term energy solution.

Illustration of the proposed tech. Source: Des Nedhe Group

Crucially, the partnership is designed to ensure Indigenous communities can participate in the workforce and have ownership stakes in the projects. 

“Ensuring a secure, carbon-free, and affordable electricity and heat supply for all of Canada is crucial, and SMRs will play a significant role,” said Des Nëdhé President Sean Willy. Des Nëdhé is an Indigenous economic development corporation. 

The companies are also collaborating with nuclear technology leader Westinghouse (NYSE: BBU) to incorporate their state-of-the-art eVinci microreactor into TNPPs. The eVinci can operate for over eight years without refueling, preventing 55,000 tons of annual air pollution.

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