Tony Irwin

Technical Director, SMR Nuclear Technology Pty Ltd

Tony Irwin is a Consultant Chartered Engineer and Technical Director of SMR Nuclear Technology Pty Ltd.

Tony worked for British Energy in the UK for more than thirty years commissioning and operating 8 nuclear power reactors.

In 1999 he moved to Australia and joined ANSTO where he provided advice on nuclear issues and managed two spent fuel shipments to France. He was subsequently appointed as the Commissioning Manager and then first Reactor Manager of ANSTO’s new OPAL research reactor.

Tony is Chair of Engineers Australia Sydney Division Nuclear Engineering Panel and an Honorary Associate Professor at the ANU where he is the principal lecturer for Nuclear Reactors and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle.

Keynote Presentation: SMRs for Australia

Small reactors have been common in submarines and icebreakers where reliability is essential. The  new generation of multipurpose Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) would provide reliable, low emissions power and process heat for Australia.  This presentation will review the advantages of SMRs and show two examples of exciting projects.

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