UK HPR1000 new nuclear reactor design completes initial scrutiny part of regulators’ Generic Design Assessment. Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency (EA) announce completed scrutiny of the UK HPR1000 reactor design. The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency (EA) have today announced that they have completed an initial high level scrutiny of the UK HPR1000 reactor design. Step 2 is the first assessment step of the regulators’ Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process for new nuclear power station designs proposed for the UK in which they assess the acceptability of safety, security and environment protection of the design. An initial preparatory step was completed in November 2017. The regulators have not identified at this stage of the GDA process any fundamental safety, security or environmental issues that would prevent the issue of a Design Acceptance Confirmation (DAC) and a Statement of Design Acceptability (SoDA). China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) and EDF Energy, referred to as the requesting parties, through their joint venture company General Nuclear System Ltd (GNS), wrote to ONR and EA requesting entry to the GDA process in October 2016. The UK government requested that the regulators begin the GDA in January 2017, following confirmation of GNS and the Regulators’ readiness to commence the process.
Environment Agency 15th Nov 2018 read more »
World Nuclear News 15th Nov 2018 read more »
The first Chinese-designed atomic reactor for use in Britain moved a step closer to fruition on Thursday as the UK nuclear regulator said it had completed the second stage of its assessment of the technology. General Nuclear Services, an industrial partnership between China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN) IPO-CGNP.HK and French utility EDF, hopes to use the design at a nuclear plant planned to be built at Bradwell in Essex, eastern England.
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Hualong One, China’s self-developed reactor design, has completed its second phase of assessment in the U.K., with the next stage set to determine whether it is fit for use in the European country, said its developer on Thursday. The China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) and French state-owned power giant EDF signed deals with the British government in September 2016 on building three projects in the UK. The project based in Bradwell, Essex is expected to use the Hualong One technology. Before construction, the new technology has to pass a process called generic design assessment (GDA) led by the British Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and Environment Agency (EA) to determine its safety and environmental impact.
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