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MHI’s European nuclear reactor awarded compliance certification

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) was awarded a certificate of compliance for meeting the European Utility Requirements (EUR) for its 1,700-MW Generation III+ EU-Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor (APWR).

The EU-APWR is the first reactor of Japanese design to have successfully demonstrated compliance to the EUR, which is a set of approximately 5,000 requirements, organized into 20 chapters, compiled by 16 European nuclear-reliant power providers. The design is conceptually based on the 1,538-MW 4-loop plant design scheduled for construction in Japan, with modifications to comply with European regulations and customer agreements. Assessment of MHI’s application began on October 2012. Two years later, the EUR panel concluded that the EU-APWR design is acceptable to the European market in terms of safety, operating performance and other criteria.

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