X-energy today announced that effective January 22, 2019, the company’s Headquarters will be located in Rockville, Maryland.
“Our relocation story is one of success and growth. As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary, our new headquarters will accommodate the expansion of our workforce for both our high temperature gas-cooled reactor designs and TRISO fuel development,” Dr. Kam Ghaffarian, X-energy founder and CEO stated. “I am excited about the significant impact and lasting contribution our company will make toward clean energy generation around the world.”
The new offices address is 801 Thompson Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852. The property is strategically located near the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Department of Energy in Germantown, MD, and the Twinbrook Metro Station, providing easy access from Washington, D.C. and Reagan Airport.
X-energy is an advanced nuclear reactor design and TRISO-based fuel fabrication company. Our high temperature gas-cooled pebble bed reactors are capable of generating power from 5MWe to 75MWe, require less time to construct, use factory-produced components, cannot melt down, and are “walk-away” safe without operator intervention. In concert with our reactor designs, X-energy is actively producing TRISO-based fuel forms and is implementing pilot scale manufacturing capacities. Reactor and fuel activities are supported by $38.5M in private investment, a five-year $53M DOE Cooperative Agreement for advanced reactor and TRISO fuel research, and a three-year Cooperative Agreement (funded to $10M) for design and license application development of a commercial TRISO-X HALEU fuel fabrication facility.