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1 1 Proprietary and Confidential New Jersey Clean Air Council Public Hearing April 1, 2009 Jeff Halfinger Babcock & Wilcox

2 2 Proprietary and Confidential A Shifting Landscape Increasing construction cost and schedule Skilled field craft labor NSSS component supply chain Tightening capital markets Government loan-guarantees Capital cost and funding access Changing geo-political environment Carbon-constrained regulatory framework Fossil-fueled power generation costs Energy independence and security

3 Modular reactors are NOT:

4 Modular Reactors are NOT:.4

5 5 Proprietary and Confidential MWe Improved Construction Schedule Project Financing Design & Licensing Risk Base Load Impact The Drivers Behind a Modular Reactor NSSS supply chain Cost Efficiency Real-world issues are shaping the optimal size.

6 6 Proprietary and Confidential Solution: B&Ws mPower TM Reactor Modular Approach Flexible and scalable to customer requirements Integrated reactor modules Multi-unit (1-10+) plant 100 percent shop manufactured Rail-shippable Reduced licensing risk, construction cost, & schedule Evolved PWR-type concepts Passive safety No on-site NSSS construction Three years to start-up Integrated and simplified NSSS with fewer components Internal helical coil SG No need for safety-grade backup power No external pressurizer Conventional core and standard fuel Simplified operations and maintenance Four plus-year core design Sequential partial-plant outages Standardized BOP Lower risk and cost solution…

7 7 Proprietary and Confidential 125 Mwe integral reactor Internal steam generator Standard PWR fuel Large primary coolant inventory SA508 RPV with SS clad Small penetrations into Primary Coolant System at TOP of RPV Diverse, redundant internal CRDMs No boron in primary coolant B&Ws mPower Reactor Steam Generator Reactor Primary Circulation Nuclear Core Feedwater Inlet Steam Outlet Circulators Internal CRDM

8 8 Proprietary and Confidential Decay heat removal heat sink Pressure Suppression Spent fuel pool Module B&Ws mPower Reactor Features Underground containment Used fuel stored in spent fuel pool for life Natural circulation decay heat removal system for emergency/refueling cooling Primary coolant treatment system within containment Steam generator inspection within containment Independent, self contained modules

9 9 Proprietary and Confidential The B&W mPower Plant Design Features Prefabricated components, Streamlined construction NSSS Steam turbine Control room containment Limited Module Interaction Independent controls Local responses minimizes interaction Underground reactor building, Enhanced safety Missile penetrations Seismic advantages Non-proliferation support Reliable Sequential outages Minimize options, Cost effective Condenser cooling (air or water) Seismic design (2 zones?) Number of modules

10 500 MWe Plant Using 125 MWe Modules 10 Compact footprint Self-contained Location flexibility 1900 Ft 1550 Ft

11 Adaptability to Government Installations Small compact standardized design Passively safe Scalable Long refueling cycle 5+ years at <5% enriched U 235 ~10 years at <10% enriched U 235 Built in the USA Heavy forgings from Lehigh Heavy Forge Component fabrication at B&Ws Mt. Vernon, Indiana facility Fuel fabrication at B&Ws Lynchburg, VA facility Modular construction techniques Transportable size

12 .12 Potential for Co-Generation Steam Desalination Electrolysis for hydrogen and oxygen production Fischer-Tropsch? Sell Excess Electricity to Secondary Market Adaptability to Government Installations

13 .13 Public-Private Partnerships To be Successful Program Must: Select appropriate sites for reactor deployments Critical missions Strategic offensive and defensive capabilities High energy costs and usage Production tax credits and loan guarantees could make nuclear power more competitive at more sites Develop a long-term land lease agreement (EUL?) Win-Win arrangement for Air Force and commercial developer Develop a long-term power purchase agreement Mechanism for third-party financing Minimizes market risks for initial units

14 14 Proprietary and Confidential Mt. Vernon, IN Lynchburg, VA Mt. Vernon, IN B&W Supply Chain of Proven Technology Domestic Forgings or Rolled Plate Component fabrication B&Ws Mt. Vernon, Indiana facility Fuel fabrication B&Ws Lynchburg, VA facility Control rod drive fabrication B&Ws Euclid facility Modular construction capabilities McDermotts Morgan City Vertical Integration within B&W

15 15 Proprietary and Confidential First Plant Deployment Define Functional Requirements Concept Definition Preliminary Design Prepare DCD Latest submittal NRC Review Final Design Prepare COL Application NRC Review Long-Lead Procurement Construction ITAAC NRC review paces project implementation

16 16 Proprietary and Confidential B&W mPower Benefits Sized to customer requirements Competitive cost Reduced risk – minimum site work and supply chain Shorter schedule – three-year construction Proven approach – evolved PWR technology Optimized O&M – four plus-year refuel cycle with partial outages Improved safety, safeguards, and security

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