Sargent & Lundy Leads Conversation on Advanced Nuclear Reactor Technology

Firm’s employees moderate panels and share expertise at ASME Conference for Advanced Reactor Deployment

March 11, 2024 – Two Sargent & Lundy industry leaders will moderate and speak on panels at the American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s Conference for Advance Reactor Deployment later this month.

As companies develop new small and microreactors, it’s important for executives, industry leaders, and engineers to work with utility, regulatory, and financial leaders to make sure policy and industry are aligned. CARD 2024, to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, from March 26-28, will connect public and private sector leaders in the advanced, small modular reactor, and microreactor nuclear technology industries to discover opportunities in the nuclear supply chain and advance clean energy solutions.Maury Pressburger - Sargent & Lundy

Maury Pressburger, Sargent & Lundy’s director for nuclear siting, is co-chair of the Advanced Reactor Technology track for CARD 2024 and will moderate five panels at the conference.

  • In the first panel on “Advanced Reactor Technology Readiness,” reactor developers will present industry strategies to remove challenges to the deployment of nuclear technologies.
  • “Transitioning from Advanced Reactor Research to Deployment” will cover industry strategies to meet challenges and suggested paths forward to technology deployment.
  • In part two of “Advanced Reactor Technology Readiness,” Pressburger will lead a roundtable discussion on worldwide deployment of advanced nuclear technology and updates on preparing technologies for deployment.
  • Two “Digital Twins” panels will discuss the use of highly synchronized virtual models of real-life infrastructure, including nuclear assets, to learn about the resources and their processes.

Sargent & Lundy | Joshua BestJoshua Best will join Pressburger on a digital twins panel to share his expertise in digital twin software development. Best currently oversees Sargent & Lundy's program of projects for the U.S. Department of State's Foundational Infrastructure for the Responsible Use of Small Modular Reactor Technology (FIRST) Program and Project Phoenix.

“Sargent & Lundy has been at the forefront of new nuclear units and technologies since the 1950s,” said Pressburger. “We are proud to bring technical, regulatory, and business experts together to help imagine and implement the next generation of the world’s nuclear fleet.”

Other tracks at CARD include Modularization & Advanced Manufacturing, Updating Standards to Meet Advanced Reactor Design Needs, and Developing Cost Savings Strategies for Advanced Reactors.

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