Experts welded first full-sized SMR nuclear vessel in 24 hrs

Sheffield Forgemasters has achieved a groundbreaking milestone in welding technology by completing the first full-sized Small Modular Reactor (SMR) nuclear vessel demonstrator assembly.
This accomplishment signals a global leap in the industrialization of Local Electron-Beam Welding (LEBW), marking a pivotal moment in welding development.
Vessel assembled in 24 hours
The vessel assembly, which typically requires a year of intensive work, was completed in less than 24 hours, showcasing the efficiency and capabilities of LEBW.