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CNA Sponsor Spotlight: GE Hitachi

January 27, 2020

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors, nuclear fuel and services. GEH is the Diamond Sponsor of CNA2020.

GE and Hitachi have been at the forefront of nuclear technology for decades. For more than 60 years, they have designed for, fueled and serviced the nuclear industry. In 2007, GEH established an alliance 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, fuel and service opportunities. The alliance offers customers around the world the technological leadership needed to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety.

In May 2019, GEH started the vendor design review of its BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). The review is an optional service to provide early feedback during the design process. The objective is to verify, at a high level, whether the plant design meets nuclear regulatory requirements and expectations. The combined Phase 1 and 2 review focuses on identifying issues that could hamper the licensing process for a new build project while assuring that a resolution path exists for any issues that may be identified.

The BWRX-300 is a 300 MWe water-cooled reactor. As the 10th evolution of the boiling water reactor (BWR), the BWRX-300 is the simplest, yet most innovative BWR design since GE began commercializing nuclear reactors in 1955. The BWRX-300 uses the design and licensing basis of the U.S. NRC-certified ESBWR. Through dramatic design simplification, GEH projects the BWRX-300 will need significantly less capital per megawatt than other water-cooled SMR designs or existing large nuclear reactor designs.

GEH also partners with GE Steam Power to serve the industry. GE’s Steam Power has installed 30 per cent of the world’s steam turbine capacity, 50 per cent of the world’s steam turbines for nuclear power plants and 30 per cent of the world’s boilers, as well as provided 1,500 steam turbine module retrofits.

GEH is sponsoring the Thursday Trade Show Reception, being held from 17:00 to 19:30 in the exhibitors’ area. Snacks will be served at many stations, and the CNA2020 prize draw will be held at 18:15. Find the complete CNA2020 schedule at

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