December 12, 2022 Press Release
Premier Technology, Inc. has been selected by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) as the Department of Energy's (DOE) Microreactor Applications Research Validation and Evaluation (MARVEL) metal fabricator. MARVEL is a sodium-potassium cooled test microreactor that will generate 100-kilowatts of thermal power. The project is on track to be the nation’s first contemporary microreactor. Upon completion of fabrication, MARVEL will be assembled and operated at Idaho National Laboratory's Transient Reactor Test Facility as a test reactor to demonstrate integration with other clean energy sources in a microgrid and end-user applications (e.g., hydrogen production, EV charging, etc).
“Premier is honored to be chosen as the fabricator for such a key project to INL and the Department of Energy,” said Steven Martinson, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Reactor Programs for Premier Technology.
“Being selected by the INL to support the MARVEL project is a major milestone for our company. We have spent well over a decade building our team of highly skilled craftsman and professionals and investing in the facilities, equipment, technology, and programs necessary to support the fabrication needs of reactor developers and researchers” said Doug Sayer, founder of Premier Technology.
“We understand the importance and significance of this historic project for INL and the future of nuclear energy in the US. Our entire company is dedicated and focused on ensuring the success of MARVEL” said Doug Wale, Chief Executive Officer of Premier Technology.
"MARVEL will play a key role in deployment of microreactors as a test system to provide clean, abundant energy wherever it is needed,” said Yasir Arafat, INL’s MARVEL project lead. “Having a local fabrication partner like Premier, with the necessary fabrication expertise and capable of nuclear quality assurance, is important to keep the project moving on schedule.”
Premier Technology, established in 1996, is a custom fabrication business headquartered in Blackfoot, Idaho. With over 300 employees, Premier serves federal, commercial nuclear, food, and mining & industrial sectors across the US.
About Premier Technology, Inc.
Premier Technology, Inc. is a privately held, woman-owned small business, serving a wide range of global industries with innovative design, engineering, custom fabrication, system integration, and field installation support. Premier Technology is a full service design to delivery provider, with a customer base in food processing, mining, commercial industrial, Department of Energy, Department of Defense and commercial nuclear. Premier’s products and services reflect the highest quality the industry has to offer.