The PBMR project continues to make steady progress. In the past week, two important contracts have been signed. One, with the German firm SGL Carbon is for graphite core internals, and one with SNC-Lavalin Murray and Roberts (SLMR), a joint venture company of Canada’s SNC-Lavalin and South African Murray & Roberts covers phase one of the detailed engineering, procurement and construction of the demonstration power plant.
In a separate development, the PBMR (Pty) Ltd web site at http://www.pbmr.com/ has been significantly upgraded with some very interesting graphics and a new look and feel. They are still working on getting all of the sections posted, but it is a good start.
I continue to be impressed by the focused way that this project is moving towards building power plants that will fit into many power grids in lesser developed countries. Though many of us in the developed world complain about the cost of power, at least we have it.