UK regulators approve new nuclear reactor design

A new design for a nuclear reactor has been approved by regulators in the UK. The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the Environment Agency and Natural Resource Wales, confirmed the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) designed by Hitachi-GE is suitable for construction. They are satisfied the reactor meets regulatory expectations on safety, security […]

Consultation on new nuclear power station design

A consultation on a new nuclear power station design from Hitachi and GE has been launched. The Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and the Office for Nuclear Regulation are working together to assess the acceptability of the design under a process called Generic Design Assessment (GDA). The process helps ensure any new nuclear power stations […]

Hitachi-GE partners with universities for nuclear research

Hitachi and GE have joined forces with two UK universities to support their nuclear research. It has signed an agreement with Imperial College London and Bangor University to provide industry advice to the Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) Research Hub and Network in Wales. The hub was formed in June this year with the aim of enabling […]

UK looks into Hitachi reactor design

The Government today asked regulators to assess the design of the reactor for Horizon’s nuclear power plants. The project’s Japanese owners Hitachi said this marks “important progress” in the project to build two to three new plants in the UK. Energy Minister John Hayes has asked the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency […]