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The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has completed Step 3 of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) of China General Nuclear Power Corporation’s (CGN’s) UK HPR1000 design.

Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newschinas-hpr1000-moves-forward-in-uk-generic-design-assessment-process-7773112

ONR says third step of GDA process now complete, gives green light for final stage A mockup of the Hualong One nuclear plant. Photo courtesy CGN. The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has completed the third step of its Generic Design Assessment (GDA) for the UK HPR1000 reactor design and has given the green light for scrutiny to begin on the final fourth step of the process.

The ONR said in a statement that step 3 of the GDA process took “a more detailed” assessment of the reactor design by focusing on the methods and approaches used by the applicant General Nuclear System (GNS).

China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) and EDF Energy, through their joint venture company GNS, wrote to regulators requesting the GDA process in October 2016. It began in January 2017.

Step 2 of the GDA process was competed in November 2018. At that stage, the ONR considered the safety and security of the design and the UK Environmental Agency considered its environmental acceptability.

Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/bradwell-hualong-one-moves-to-next-stage-of-design-assessment-process-2-4-2020

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency have completed Step 3 - "overall design, safety case and security arguments review" - in their scrutiny of the UK HPR1000 reactor design. They will now start the fourth and final stage in the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process - "detailed design, safety case, and security evidence assessment".

Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-HPR1000-moves-to-final-design-assessment-stage

The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has published new Generic Design Assessment (GDA) guidance to be used for all future GDA work. 

Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-regulator-issues-new-guidance-for-generic-design-assessment-7502194

The UK has opened for consultation its assessment of a new financing model aimed at reducing the cost of new nuclear power plant projects by having consumers pay upfront through their energy bills. A solution is needed urgently because nuclear energy is seen as a vital part of the government's commitment to cutting the country's carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Seven of the UK’s eight existing nuclear plants are set to be retired by 2030.

Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-considers-Regulated-Asset-Base-model-to-finance

The UK has opened for consultation its assessment of a new financing model aimed at reducing the cost of new nuclear power plant projects by having consumers pay upfront through their energy bills. A solution is needed urgently because nuclear energy is seen as a vital part of the government's commitment to cutting the country's carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Seven of the UK’s eight existing nuclear plants are set to be retired by 2030.

Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-considers-Regulated-Asset-Base-model-to-finance

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency (EA) have completed "initial high-level scrutiny" of the UK HPR1000 reactor design. The design now moves onto the third of four stages in the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process.

Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-HPR1000-moves-to-next-step-of-design-assessment

Scotland-based multinational engineering and technical services company Wood on 27 February signed a framework agreement to provide technical assistance for a project to build a new nuclear power plant in the UK.

Date: Thursday, 01 March 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswood-to-provide-technical-assistance-for-uk-bradwell-b-6069566

The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 7 April closed the second and remaining regulatory issue (RI) for Hitachi-GE’s UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) design.

Date: Monday, 10 April 2017
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-onr-closes-final-regulatory-issue-for-uk-abwr-5784944

In their latest quarterly report on the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) of new nuclear reactor designs, the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), Environment Agency, and Natural Resources Wales, offer updates on their GDA of the Westinghouse AP1000 and Hitachi-GE’s UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR). The report, for November 2016 to January 2017, also considers the start of the GDA of the UK HPR1000.

Date: Thursday, 23 March 2017
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-gda-reports-good-progress-for-ap1000-and-uk-abwr-5770316

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