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The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 1 April announced, along with the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales, the start of Step 1 of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) for Rolls-Royce SMR Limited’s 470MW small modular reactor (SMR) design.

Date: Tuesday, 05 April 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrolls-royce-smr-begins-uk-generic-design-assessment-9598877

Rolls-Royce announced that its 470MW small modular reactor (SMR) design is entering the UK's Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process with regulators – the Office for Nuclear Regulation, the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales. 

Date: Tuesday, 08 March 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrolls-royce-smr-entering-regulatory-assessment-process-9531670

The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency have confirmed that the UK Hualong Pressurised Water Reactor (UK HPR1000) is suitable for construction in the UK, subject to the necessary licensing, planning permission and environmental permits. The annoucement follows completion of their in-depth assessment of the nuclear reactor design.

Date: Friday, 11 February 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsregulators-complete-uk-hpr1000-design-assessment-9474352

The Unit B2 (Reactor 4) of the Hunterston NPP in North Ayrshire, Scotland, was permanently shut down on 7 January after generating electricity for 46 years.

Date: Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfinal-shutdown-for-uks-hunterston-b-9388015

Rolls-Royce has asked the UK government for clearance to begin the 4-5 year long process of seeking regulatory approval for its small modular reactor (SMR) through the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process.

Date: Friday, 19 November 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrolls-royce-starts-generic-design-assessment-for-smr-9260751

Engineering giant wants new generation reactors to be deployed in early 2030s Rolls-Royce said its first SMRs could be available to the UK grid in the early 2030s. Courtesy Rolls-Royce. Rolls-Royce SMR Ltd, which last week announced it had raised £450m in funding from investors and the government, has submitted its 470-MW small modular reactor design for entry to the UK’s generic design assessment (GDA) regulatory process.

The company said the first step is to secure clearance from the department for business, energy and industrial strategy through its initial screening process. This will confirm the Rolls-Royce SMR business is qualified to enter the GDA process, which is run jointly by the Office for Nuclear Regulation, Natural Resources Wales and Environment Agency.

This initial screening process reviews whether a company has the capability and capacity to enter the GDA process. The government evaluation is expected to take up to four months before the regulators can begin their formal review process.

Helena Perry, regulatory and safety affairs director at Rolls-Royce SMR, said: “This is an important moment for the nuclear industry, as a UK SMR reactor design enters the initial process for regulatory approval for the first time. We have already made 270 design decisions during our pre-licensing engagement and are confident of working with the experienced regulatory teams to deliver an efficient GDA process.’

Date: Thursday, 18 November 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/rolls-royce-begins-generic-design-assessment-process-for-470-mw-smr-design-11-3-2021

Rolls-Royce SMR Limited has submitted its 470 MWe small modular reactor (SMR) design for entry to the UK's Generic Design Assessment (GDA) regulatory process. The review of the SMR design - based on a small pressurised water reactor - will formally begin once the government has assessed the company's capability and capacity to successfully enter the GDA process.

Date: Thursday, 18 November 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rolls-Royce-submits-SMR-design-for-UK-assessment

Roll-Royce has announced that following the raising of £195 million in equity funding, its Small Modular Reactor business has now been established. Its purpose is to bring forward and deliver at scale the next generation of low cost, low carbon nuclear power technology.

Date: Wednesday, 10 November 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsroll-royce-secures-funding-for-small-modular-reactor--9227680

British engineering group Rolls-Royce has announced the establishment of a new business - Rolls-Royce SMR Limited - for the deployment and commercialisation of its small modular reactor (SMR) technology. The announcement follows the securing of GBP210 million (USD285 million) in funding from the UK government, matched by more than GBP250 million of private investment.

Date: Wednesday, 10 November 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rolls-Royce-secures-funding-for-SMR-deployment

The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) yesterday opened the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) to advanced nuclear technologies. BEIS has also published a policy paper stating that the advanced nuclear sector has the potential to play an important part in the UK's Industrial Strategy.

Date: Thursday, 13 May 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-launches-regulatory-assessment-of-advanced-nucl

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