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SNC-Lavalin is awarded Chinese reactor contract

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SNC-Lavalin is awarded Chinese reactor contract

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — SNC-Lavalin has announced its wholly owned subsidiary Candu Energy has been awarded a contract by China National Nuclear Power Co. (CNNP) for pre-project work on the Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) projects in China.

CNNP is contemplating the construction of two AHWRs in China in or around 2021, stated a Dec. 2 release. The pre-project activities include planning and licensing in preparation for the AHWR project.

SNC-Lavalin has committed to producing a licensing basis document to outline the licensing process along with the regulatory and safety requirements applicable to the design, analysis, construction, commissioning and operation of the AHWR, the release said. The AHWR is a 700-megawatt Generation III reactor using adapted CANDU technology.

SNC-Lavalin will also prepare safety design guides and a description and assessment of the agreed-to safety-related design changes and it will review guides prepared by partner agencies involved.

“Our longstanding prosperous partnership and shared value for high-level safety design standards and protocols will contribute to the overall project success and support for nuclear power’s beneficial clean, low-carbon electricity,” said Sandy Taylor, president, nuclear, SNC-Lavalin, in the statement.

Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research & Design Institute Co. is serving as the general design institute of the project, and as technical manager for the contract to review and accept SNC-Lavalin’s deliverables on behalf of CNNP. China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation has been designated by CNNP as its foreign trade agent for this contract.

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