Lightbridge, a developer of non-proliferative nuclear fuel technology and provider of advisory services for civil nuclear energy programs, has entered into an agreement with a foreign government to evaluate the feasibility of developing and deploying a civil nuclear power program as one element of a strategy to meet future electricity generation needs.

Lightbridge’s statement of work for the country’s government will initially focus on two distinct areas. The first, an economic feasibility study that will address the question of whether deployment of a civil nuclear power program would meet the economic, energy portfolio mix and environmental objectives of the country.

The second, a site suitability study that will evaluate and rank sites that are potentially suitable for the construction and operation of commercial nuclear power plants. If sites are identified and meet the necessary protocol, Lightbridge will determine up to three preferred locations.

The company intends to communicate additional details about the client relationship pending the outcome of the initial scope of work.

Seth Grae, CEO of Lightbridge, said: ”This agreement demonstrates our new client’s confidence in our capabilities to assess the feasibility of nuclear power and advise on initiating a nuclear program built from the ground up.

”Our prior work advising others has established the firm’s expertise in providing strategic advice for emerging nuclear energy programs.”