Hitachi-GE has satisfactorily addressed the requirements of Regulatory Issue 0002 issued in July 2015. The issue represented a serious regulatory shortfall and stated the regulators expectations with respect to Hitachi-GE developing and delivering a suitable and sufficient Probabilistic Safety Analysis (PSA) for the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) fault analysis, Hitachi-GE presented a resolution plan to address the issue, which is now completed. The regulators are satisfied that Hitachi-GE has delivered a comprehensive UK ABWR PSA submission including consideration of internal events and hazards, for the reactor, spent fuel pool and other facilities. This is considered a positive step forward as Hitachi-GE continues to progress through ONR’s step 4 of the GDA process. The regulators remain confident that Design Acceptance Confirmation and Statement of Design Acceptability are achievable in December 2017, subject to timely and quality submissions from Hitachi-GE.
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The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has closed the second and remaining Regulatory Issue (RI) for Hitachi-GE’s UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) design. A spokesman for Horizon Nuclear Power – which Hitachi acquired in 2012 – said today the company “remains on track” to complete the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process by the end of this year.
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