GE Hitachi (GEH) has more than 60 years of experience in BWR (boiling water reactor) licensing, fuel, design and manufacturing, and building supply chains. Today, we continue boldly innovating to provide reliable, carbon-free, new nuclear power to the world.
designing, deploying, servicing and fueling reactors globally
commercially owned nuclear plant to supply power to the general public
GE reactors licensed in 10 countries
bundles of BWR fuel designed and produced over the last 60+ years
patents issued worldwide
Decarbonizing the power generation industry is crucial to reaching net zero emissions. While the future of energy will be a mix of power generation technologies, low-carbon power sources like solar, wind and hydro aren’t always available. Nuclear power plants operate at much higher capacity factors than renewable energy sources, making them a highly available power source for customers concerned about energy security.
Ideally sized for plant conversion from coal to nuclear
Simple and innovative with digital offerings that lower costs and improve safety.
Less capital cost per MW when compared with typical water-cooled SMR.
Licensed and proven fuel configuration with qualified facilities in the U.S. and Europe.
Steam condensation and gravity allow the BWRX-300 to cool itself for a minimum of seven days without power or operator action.
Decades of experience building supply chains, supporting local jobs and economies.
Deployable globally as early as 2029 thanks to proven know-how and innovative construction techniques.
The construction technologies incorporated into the BWRX-300 design adopt advanced concrete solutions and innovative techniques that have been proven in the oil and gas, tunneling and power industries.
Using a combination of modular and open-top construction techniques, the Nth-of-a-kind BWRX-300 can be constructed in 24-36 months while achieving an approximate 90 percent volume reduction in plant layout. In addition, reducing the building volume by about 50 percent per MW should also account for 50 percent less concrete per MW—a significant improvement in both affordability and advantageous size.
An advanced reactor, the BWRX-300 uses natural circulation and passive cooling isolation condenser systems to promote simple and safe operating rhythms. In the global race for advanced nuclear power, the BWRX-300 sets itself apart with its proven, less complicated attributes
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The role of nuclear energy in our carbon-free future
There’s a new type of nuclear that can provide power without any emissions: The BWRX-300.
Partnership and leadership
GE Hitachi has been selected by Ontario Power Generation as the technology partner for the Darlington New Nuclear Project, North America’s first SMR.
The President of the National Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed to ORLEN Synthos Green Energy (OSGE) that the design of GE Hitachi’s BWRX-300 SMR reactor meets nuclear safety requirements.
Tennessee Valley Authority, Ontario Power Generation and Synthos Green Energy have jointly invested in the development of GE Hitachi’s SMR technology.