Candu passes Phase 3

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has finished Phase 3 of the Pre-Project Design Review of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.'s (AECL) Advanced Candu Reactor (ACR-1000), making it the first advanced nuclear power reactor to have completed three phases of a vendor pre-project design review by the CNSC.

As a result of the third and final phase of the CNSC Vendor Pre-Project Design Review, the ACR-1000 meets Canada's nuclear regulator's expectations for new nuclear power plants in Canada. The CNSC findings indicate there are no fundamental barriers to licensing the reactor design in Canada.

The objective of a Vendor Pre-Project Design Review is to verify, at a high level, the acceptability of a nuclear reactor design with respect to Canadian safety requirements and expectations. To achieve this objective, CNSC staff assessed specific safety and security aspects of the ACR-1000 design to identify any potential technical issues that could constitute a potential fundamental barrier to licensing a new reactor design in Canada.

In Phase 3, AECL requested that the CNSC review some specific aspects of Phase 2 findings for eleven review topics. CNSC assessed activities undertaken under these topics to further determine the readiness of the reactor design for licensing.

Subscribe to Nuclear Power International



Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...