09:18 uur 31-03-2017

Westinghouse krijgt toestemming van Britse toezichthouders voor reactorontwerp AP1000®

MANCHESTER, Engeland–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Westinghouse Electric Company heeft vandaag bekendgemaakt dat zijn kernreactorontwerp AP1000 ® positief is beoordeeld door toezichthouders in het Verenigd Koninkrijk, die hun Algemene ontwerptoets (Generic Design Acceptance, GDA) afsloten met de verstrekking van een Bevestiging van goedgekeurd ontwerp (Design Acceptance Confirmation, DAC) en Verklaring van acceptabel ontwerp ( Statement of Design Acceptability, SoDa) voor de technologie van Westinghouse. De DAC en SoDA zijn respectievelijk uitgegeven door het Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) en de Environmental Agency (EA).



Westinghouse Achieves U.K. Regulatory Confirmation of AP1000® Plant Design

MANCHESTER, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Westinghouse Electric Company announced today that its AP1000 ® nuclear power plant design has successfully completed review by regulators in the United Kingdom, who concluded their Generic Design Assessment (GDA) by issuing Design Acceptance Confirmation (DAC) and Statement of Design Acceptability (SoDA) for the Westinghouse technology. The DAC and SoDA were issued by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency (EA), respectively.

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Left to right: Stephen Hardy, Nuclear Regulation Group Manager at Environment Agency; Richard Savage ... Left to right: Stephen Hardy, Nuclear Regulation Group Manager at Environment Agency; Richard Savage, Chief Nuclear Inspector at ONR; Ash Townes, Moorside project director at Westinghouse. (Photo: Business Wire)

“The successful completion of this rigorous review by the ONR and the EA has been many years in the making, and it represents a major milestone toward bringing a new generation of safe, clean energy to the United Kingdom through the Moorside Project,” said José Emeterio Gutiérrez, interim president and chief executive officer. “In addition, it expands the global regulatory pedigree of the AP1000 plant design and further confirms Westinghouse’s innovative safety technology.”

The Moorside Project, developed by NuGeneration Ltd., is planned to consist of three AP1000 units at West Cumbria in North West England. The project is designed to help secure the U.K.’s future energy supply by delivering affordable, low-carbon electricity as part of a balanced energy mix.

Westinghouse initiated the GDA process, which applies to England and Wales, in 2007. After receiving Interim Design Acceptance Confirmation (iDAC) and Interim Statement of Design Acceptability (iSoDA) in December 2011, the company paused the review process pending selection of the AP1000 plant technology for a project in the U.K. The GDA resumed in 2014 after NuGen announced plans to build three AP1000 units at the Moorside site. Since then, Westinghouse has provided detailed technical information to address and resolve regulators’ questions.

The three units planned at Moorside would benefit from Westinghouse’s experience on the world’s first eight AP1000 units, which are currently being delivered at four sites in the United States and China. Two units each are in the final stages of completion at the Sanmen and Haiyang sites in China, with an additional two units each under construction at the V.C. Summer and Vogtle sites in the U.S.

To learn more about Westinghouse Electric Company and our vision to be the first to innovate the next technology, practice or solution that helps our customers generate safer, cleaner, more reliable energy visit www.westinghousenuclear.com .


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