⚡ Kärnfull Next to build Europe's first SMR park in Studsvik, Sweden

⚡ Kärnfull Next to build Europe's first SMR park in Studsvik, Sweden

Europe's first park for small modular nuclear reactors, SMR, might be located in the Studsvik area near Nyköping, Sweden.

Warp Editorial Staff
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"It was essentially a crazy decision," John Ahlberg told Warp News just over a year ago. Leaving a successful career to build new nuclear power. The company he co-founded, Kärnfull Next, develops small modular nuclear reactors, SMR.

But now it looks less and less crazy.

Recently, they received an investment from a European climate fund, and now they are presenting plans to build Europe's first SMR park in Studsvik, near Nyköping, in Sweden.

"The Studsvik area seems well-suited to become Sweden's first new nuclear facility outside the existing three. Our vision is that one of Europe's first SMR parks can be operational here by the early 2030s, with a number of small reactors producing both clean energy and new climate-positive, highly qualified jobs," says Christian Sjölander, CEO and co-founder of Kärnfull Next.

Camilla Hoflund and Christian Sjölander.

"Kärnfull Next has established itself as a reliable and innovative partner with solid expertise," says Camilla Hoflund, CEO of Studsvik.

Studsvik was founded in 1947 as AB Atomenergi with the mission to build nuclear power in Sweden. Today, the publicly traded company offers a range of technical services to the global nuclear industry, including software for core monitoring and fuel optimization.

Since May, Kärnfull Next has been conducting a study of the area and the prerequisites for an SMR park, and the preliminary results suggest that the area is well-suited for this.

Read our previous interview with the co-founder, John Ahlberg, about the background and vision for Kärnfull Next.

👊 The Renaissance man of nuclear power
John Ahlberg, a father of three from Gothenburg, wants to make fossil-free energy in the form of small modular reactors a reality in Sweden. And things are moving forward quickly. The first reactor could be in place by 2030.