The Westinghouse AP1000® pressurized water reactor has successfully completed review by regulators in the United Kingdom, who concluded their Generic Design Assessment (GDA) by issuing Design Acceptance Confirmation (DAC) and Statement of Design Acceptability (SoDA) for the Westinghouse technology. The DAC and SoDA were issued on the 31st March 2017 by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment
Agency (EA), respectively.
Westinghouse initiated the GDA process, which applies to England and Wales, in 2007. After receiving Interim Design Acceptance Confirmation (iDAC) and Interim Statement of Design Acceptability (iSoDA) in December 2011 and successfully completed in March 2017.
The global AP1000 fleet is comprised of Sanmen Units 1 & 2 and Haiyang Units 1 & 2, all currently in commercial operations in China. Additionally, there are two units currently under construction at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Georgia, USA. Westinghouse continues to provide the design, critical equipment, training and testing for each of the units.