Martingale has developed ThorCon - a safe, simple molten salt reactor that can be rapidly deployed using available technology and shipyard factory construction techniques. The design is ready for construction, and can be on-line within 4 years of establishing a relationship with a cooperative country.
The design is essentially complete in the sense that we are nearly ready for quoting module fabrication at a modern shipyard. 3D models and detailed simulations support nearly all aspects of the design. Detailed costing models and rough construction schedules are available at thorconpower.com.
Leader: Dr. Jack Devanney
Reactor type: Denaturated Molten Salt Reactor using Sodium Beryllium Flouride salt dissolving low-enriched uranium and thorium fuel
Start of operations: 4 years from establishing a relationship with a cooperative country
Market entry: 2020
Achievements in 2014 - ThorCon
Martingale completed the preliminary detailed design of its ThorCon molten salt reactor and published it at thorconpower.com. It is the basis for securing feedback, funding, and siting for the project.
Goals for 2015 - ThorCon
The goal for 2015 is to identify a host country and site for construction of the non-nuclear prototype ThorCon, along with funding to enable construction.