The Story of the UK HPR1000 Reactor

18 September 2018, 6.00 PM - 18 September 2018, 8.00 PM

Chris Quick and Liu Man, General Nuclear System

Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building

The Nuclear Institute Western Branch evening seminar programme returns in September. The guest speakers are Chris Quick, Lead Project Correspondent (Design) at General Nuclear System, on behalf of EDF, and Miss Liu Man of General Nuclear System, on behalf of China General Nuclear.

Light refreshments from 18:00 for a 18:30 start

Talk Description

The UK HPR1000 technology that is currently undergoing UK Regulatory assessment under the GDA framework. The presentation will cover:

  • The history and evolution of the HPR1000 technology, including some key features of the design
  • The progress through the GDA process so far, including key areas of risk when imposing UK expectations
  • Some personal reflections on the challenges associated with bringing non-UK designs into the UK context, including prescriptive vs. target setting regulation and demonstration of ALARP & BAT

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