PRTODAY / NewswireToday Free press release distribution service network

More news: Energy
Written by / Agency / Source: General Electric Company

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article


Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s ABWR Renewal Application Formally Accepted by the NRC - GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has formally accepted the company’s application to renew the design certification for its Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) technology
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s ABWR Renewal Application Formally Accepted by the NRC

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Wilmington, NC, United States, 2011/02/23 - GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has formally accepted the company’s application to renew the design certification for its Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) technology. NYSE: GE

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Energy Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

• GEH Seeking to Extend its ABWR Design Certification to 2027
• GEH’s ABWR the First ‘Generation III’ Reactor Certified for U.S. Construction in 1997

As a result, the agency can formally begin reviewing the application.

GEH is seeking to renew its ABWR design certification for 15 years beyond June 2012, when the original certification is set to expire. The application includes important updates to the 1,350-plus-megawatt ABWR design including the current NRC requirement for an aircraft-impact assessment.

In 1997, GEH’s ABWR became the first Generation III model certified for U.S. construction, but more than 13 years later, most utilities are still deciding whether to begin building new nuclear power plants. With a single nuclear power plant project representing an investment of billions of dollars, NRC-certification status is among the key factors a utility considers in selecting a reactor model.

“We are committed to ensure our ABWR design remains certified for immediate commercial deployment as utilities evaluate their energy priorities,” said Jerald Head, senior vice president of regulatory affairs for GEH. “We look forward to working with the NRC to help support a timely review of our application utilizing the NRC draft guidance issued earlier this year.”

The first two of four ABWRs operating in Japan entered service in 1996 and 1997. Five more ABWRs are currently being built in Japan and Taiwan.

“GEH’s international ABWR experience combined with an NRC-certified reactor design offers U.S. customers confidence that regulatory uncertainty will not impact their project construction costs and schedule,” Head noted.

About GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
Based in Wilmington, N.C., GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services with more than 50 years of continuous new plant construction experience. Established in June 2007, GEH is a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry. The nuclear alliance executes a single, strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of solutions, expanding its capabilities for new reactor and service opportunities. The alliance offers customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety.

PRESS Contacts
Tom Murnane, Masto Public Relations
P: +1 518 786 6488 / E: tom.murnane[.]mastopr.com.

Howard Masto, Masto Public Relations
P: +1 518 786 6488 / E: howard.masto[.]ge.com.

GE news, Masto Public Relations / E: information[.]mastopr.com.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Energy Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: General Electric Company

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick Newswire Today Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+] / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Energy articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s ABWR Renewal Application Formally Accepted by the NRC

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name Newswire Today and LINK as the source.
 
  Is this your article?
Activate ALL web links and social stream by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!

GE News Center |
Publisher Contact: Michael Tetuan - GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy 
910-819-7055 michael.tetuan[.]ge.com
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any General Electric Company securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Energy via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY



Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From General Electric Company / Company Profile


Read Energy Most Recent Related Newswires:

Enel Starts Operations of Cristalândia Wind Farm in Brazil
PJB Spearheads Digital Energy for Indonesia with Deployment of GE Digital Power Plant Software
GE and Maersk Drilling Accelerate their Digital Partnership to Drive Industry Transformation
GE to Provide Digitally-enabled HA Power Plant and Services for Mexico's Tierra Mojada Project
Cisco and Enel Sign Agreement on Digitisation and Innovative Services
Enel and Seedstars Sign Cooperation Agreement to Identify Innovative Energy Access Startups in Africa
ENGIE Launches its First Ephemeral Campus
Enel Signs Agreement with US Company Amber Kinetics on Innovative Flywheel Storage System
Alternative Fuels, Carrefour and ENGIE are Joining Forces to Develop Biomethane in France
GE Renewable Energy and Fortum Sverige AB Sign Digital Hydro Pilot Agreement
GE Renewable Energy Announces Agreement to Provide Cube Hydro with Aerating Turbines
GE Oil & Gas and Eni East Africa Sign Long-term Partnership to Develop Gas Resources Offshore of Mozambique
RWE Turns to GE to Improve Flexibility and Performance
Liquefied Gas Pump Market to Record an Exponential CAGR by 2026 According to Persistence Market Research
GE and Solairedirect India Partner for the Next 25 Years

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  RightITnow Ltd

Visit  Rapid Recovery





 
  ©2017 Newswire Today — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)