Saint John, New Brunswick (Tuesday, May 18, 2021) – Moltex Energy welcomes Michael England as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective Monday, May 17, 2021.
Mr. England will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the company, including growing the team and overseeing the development of the Stable Salt Reactor – Wasteburner (SSR-W) and WAste To Stable Salt (WATSS) technologies.
“We are very excited to have Mr. England join the Moltex team,” said Rory O’Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, North America, Moltex Energy. “His knowledge and experience will be tremendously beneficial to us as we progress our technology and expand our business in Canada.”
Mr. England joins the company from Ontario Power Generation (OPG), where he held senior management roles in corporate strategy, finance, commercial management, project assurance and most recently nuclear decommissioning. Mr. England’s leadership was instrumental in many projects, including the on-budget refurbishment of Darlington’s Unit 2, and the implementation of the Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability (CCNS).
“I look forward to supporting the next generation of nuclear power in Canada,” said Michael England, Chief Operating Officer, Moltex Energy. “The small modular reactor that Moltex is developing represents the future of the nuclear industry due to its low-cost, inherent safety, and ability to backstop renewables.”
Mr. England will work out of the company’s Saint John office.
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Moltex is a privately held company striving to solve the world’s most critical challenge: providing sufficient clean, reliable and affordable energy. In collaboration with innovators and energy experts, the company is developing a small modular reactor that will help keep fossil fuels in the ground. Moltex was selected by NB Power and the Government of New Brunswick to progress development of its reactor technology in New Brunswick, Canada, with the aim of deploying its first reactor at the Point Lepreau site by the early 2030s.