Canadian regulators looking at two reactor designs for Darlington

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is reportedly in talks with two nuclear suppliers about submitting detailed plans for proposed new reactors at the Darlington nuclear power plant in Ontario.

The two designs reportedly in the running are the enhanced Candu 6 reactor made by Candu Energy Inc., a unit of SNC-Lavalin and Westinghouse’s AP1000 reactor, according to The Toronto Star. Ontario Power Generation, the owner of the plant, is looking to build up to four new reactors for an additional 4,800 MW of capacity.

The plant uses four Candu heavy pressurized water reactors and associated equipment with a total output of 3,512 MW. A refurbishment plan is also in the works for the current reactors.

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