Designer (requesting party): Hitachi-GE
Current positon: Step 3 (detailed assessment)
You can make a comment about the UK ABWR design via Hitachi-GE's website. Hitachi-GE will respond to the comments and issues raised.
At the end of each step of the assessment, the regulators publish detailed technical reports and a summary report.
A regulatory observation is a potential regulatory shortfall identified by the regulators. It requires action and new work for it to be addressed. There are currently 80 regulatory observations for the UK ABWR. Hitachi-GE has published resolution plans for all of the observations, outlining the action they will take to address the shortfall.
A regulatory issue is a serious regulatory shortfall identified by the regulators. The issues are potentially significant enough to prevent provision of design acceptance. There are currently two regulatory issues for the UK ABWR. Hitachi-GE has published resolution plans outlining the action they will take to address the issues.