Reactor design rss

UK regulators provide update on reactor design assessments

Regulation and Safety

13 July 2016

UK regulators expect to complete the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process for the Westinghouse AP1000 and Hitachi-GE's UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) in March and December of 2017, respectively. In its quarterly GDA report for February to April 2016 issued yesterday, the Office for Nuclear Regulation also said it has "developed 'entry criteria' to provide transparency on the factors that underpin our decision on readiness to commence GDA" for China General Nuclear's HPR1000 design.

Toshiba withdraws ABWR certification application

New Nuclear

01 July 2016

Toshiba_ABWR_(Toshiba)-48Japan's Toshiba Corporation has withdrawn its application to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to renew the design certification for its Advanced Boiling Water Reactor, saying it does not expect any new opportunities to build the reactor in the USA.

UK think tank urges nuclear innovation

Nuclear Policies

28 April 2016

A think tank has urged the British government to spend money earmarked for nuclear R&D on ensuring that at least three advanced reactors including at least one small modular reactor (SMR) and a Generation IV design have completed regulatory assessment by the early 2020s.

Molten salt reactor neutronics data released

New Nuclear

08 July 2016

Transatomic Power Corporation has released technical information on the design of its molten salt reactor, which it says offers multiple advantages over existing generation technologies.

Large-scale Chinese reactor design passes IAEA safety review

New Nuclear

05 May 2016

CAP1400 - 48China's CAP1400 reactor design has successfully passed the International Atomic Energy Agency's Generic Reactor Safety Review, the Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Institute announced today.

Recovering the safety margin of nuclear reactors

Regulation and Safety

25 April 2016

Age is no barrier to prolonging the operation of nuclear power plants thanks to technological advances that could not have been predicted by reactor designers working decades ago. That was the conclusion of nuclear industry leaders at a conference hosted recently by EDF Energy and the World Association of Nuclear Operators in London.