Since the 1980s, GE and Hitachi have worked together in developing Advanced Boiling Water Reactors
(ABWRs) in Asia, a design that represents the world's only commercially proven Generation III reactor design.
The units would be the first commercial boiling water reactors
in the country.
Its sole boiling water reactor
is capable of generating 1.1 million kilowatts of electricity.
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced on Tuesday that its next-generation reactor model, the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor
(ESBWR), has passed a crucial safety review performed by an advisory committee for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
TAPS was set up in 1963 with two boiling water reactor
units of 160 MW each with cooperation of the USA and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), incidentally the first of its kind in Asia.
In contrast, the development of the boiling water reactor
as a competing concept happened against the odds.
The commission has certified three other standard reactor designs: the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor
, System 80+, and AP600.
The partners intend to jointly pursue the engineering, procurement, construction and operations of nuclear power plants using Toshiba's Advanced Boiling Water Reactor
(ABWR) nuclear power plant technology.
Following Hitachi's acquisition of Horizon in November 2012, the UK Government has now asked regulators to begin formal discussions on the Generic Design Assessment of its Advanced Boiling Water Reactor
The GE-Constellation long-term agreement (LTA) announced on Friday, financial details of which were not available, is designed to help Nine Mile Point, a two-unit, boiling water reactor
(BWR) nuclear plant, successfully operate through its Unit 1 and Unit 2 license extensions to 2029 and 2046, respectively.
Some 64 tons of water may have escaped from the pressure vessel to the outer primary container of the plant's boiling water reactor
, which is undergoing regular checkups, the agency said.
said around 22.4 tons of water had escaped from the pressure vessel to the outer primary container of the plant's boiling water reactor
, which is undergoing regular checks.
Dominion revised the application in June 2010 to reflect a change in reactor design from GE-Hitachi's Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor
to Mitsubishi's U.S.
Hitachi has proposed an advanced boiling water reactor
for the plant, saying it has enhanced the safety of its and plant design and technology in light of the earthquake-tsunami caused nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.