China-designed UK nuclear reactor moves a step closer

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(Reuters) – Britain’s Office for Nuclear Regulation said the first Chinese-designed atomic reactor scheduled to be built in Britain had completed the third stage of the assessment and the HPR 1000 reactor design will now move to the fourth and final stage of its Generic Design Assessment (GDA).

General Nuclear System Limited (GNSL), an industrial partnership between China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN) IPO-CGNP.HK and French utility EDF, hope to use the reactor design at a plant due to be built in Essex, eastern England.

The GDA process, which started at the beginning of 2017, is expected to take a number of years to complete.

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