Hayward Tyler Contract Win
We are pleased to announce that our U.S.-based subsidiary, Hayward Tyler Inc., has been awarded a contract by TerraPower for the design and development of Primary and Intermediate Sodium Pumps to support the NatriumTM Reactor Demonstration Project This is a multi-phased award over a period of three to four years, beginning in November 2023 and commencing at approximately $10 million.
The Natrium Reactor Demonstration Project is located in Wyoming, in the western United States, and is being developed near a retiring coal plant. Upon completion, the Natrium plant will be a fully functioning commercial power plant.
The pumps being developed as part of this award play a vital role in circulating liquid sodium within the primary heat transport system and transferring coolant to the intermediate heat transport system.
The pumps will undergo a meticulous phased design process, involving the development and testing of multiple sub-components, ensuring the highest level of technical readiness for qualification testing. Hayward Tyler will leverage decades of experience in designing large vertical pumps for the existing civil nuclear fleet, as well as its recent work with the ASME Section 3, Division 5 code.
This award will create new employment opportunities and enhance the capabilities of Hayward Tyler’s expanding technical team in Colchester, Vermont. Upon completion of the initial phase, TerraPower may elect to exercise its option to have Hayward Tyler manufacture the production pumps for the demonstration project. The award of this contract presents a significant growth prospect within one of Hayward Tyler’s core markets.
Drew Van Norman, President of Hayward Tyler Inc., commented:
“Execution of this contract will build upon years of strong working relationship between Hayward Tyler Inc. and TerraPower in the field of high temperature, nuclear quality and critical-to-function reactor pumps. Hayward Tyler has long appreciated TerraPower’s approach to developing and commercialising advanced reactors in an effort to bring high volumes of carbon-free, nuclear energy to a variety of new and traditional consumers.”