Nuclear regulators have begun a generic design assessment (GDA) of the UK version of the proposed Chinese HPR1000 nuclear technology for use in a new plant at Bradwell in Essex. The Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) said the move marked the first step in the process of seeking permission to build a nuclear power station at the site. A joint application to begin the process was submitted to the DBEIS in October 2016 by the China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) and EDF through their joint venture company GNS (General Nuclear System Ltd). The reference plant for the design is CGN’s Fangchenggang Plant Unit 3 in China which is under construction and on schedule according to the DBEIS.
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British nuclear regulators are expected to take five years to complete the approval process for the construction of China’s third-generation “Hualong One” reactor in Britain, the China General Nuclear Corporation (CGN) said on Friday.
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