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What if The Empire used SMR UK to build the Death Star?

You don’t have to be a budding Star Wars fan to know that Luke Skywalker blew up the Death Star in the First Star Wars film, A New Hope. Something that isn’t as widely known is the reason the Death Star was able to be blown up was due to its structural weakness.

In this article, we plan to theoretically look at the benefits The Empire would have had if they had used our SMR products to build the Death Star.

The Size of the Death Star would mean that the project would be best suited to our ex-situ soil stabilization process, as the Death Star is essentially its own planet. This application would be perfect as the area can be treated and then compacted without having to remove any material from the site.

All the necessary equipment and SMR material are moved to the site, increasing processing capacity, reducing project time, recycling and recovering what is available, eliminating unnecessary transport of materials, and reducing the overall carbon footprint. We’re sure that The empire would be very happy with this as The Death Star had to be built in secrecy.

Theoretically, we would mobilise our SMR screener and mixing unit which will reuse the onsite material by mixing it with SMR binder. This process will help reduce the number of Space miles and help with the secrecy of the project.

We very much doubt that The Empire would be an easy customer to satisfy, so here are some of the benefits of using SMR that they would definitely appreciate.

• SMR treated soil achieves a minimum CBR of 50%, although 200% plus is not uncommon (this would unquestionably help with their structural issues)

• Reduces overall costs

• Reduces landfill disposal

• Increased productivity (they would be ready sooner for a potential rebel attack)

• Reduces fuel costs

• Reduced pollution

• zero failures.

Finally, we would certainly recommend that The Empire utilize our consultancy services as our consultants have over 20 years of experience in the industry. We believe, that if The Empire had engaged in our services, it is highly likely that we would have identified potential structural weakness which means the Death Star would have never of blown up.

Disclaimer: Although Star Wars is fictional SMRUK is not and all the statements above are completely true. To find out more about us and our products & services head to or email us on

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