The BWR Research Hub and Network was established in 2016 to help encourage research into boiling water reactors in the United Kingdom. Globally, boiling water reactors (BWRs) are the second most common reactor type used for nuclear electricity generation, however the UK has relatively little experience of their operation.

The Horizon Nuclear Power Wylfa Newydd project plans to deploy Hitachi GE Advanced Boiling Water reactors on the Isle of Anglesey with subsequent units intended at Oldbury in South Gloucestershire. On their completion, boiling water reactors will represent a considerable portion of UK electricity generating capacity. As a result the BWR Research Hub and Network aims to encourage and coordinate research into boiling water reactor technology.

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Conference: FONTEVRAUD 9 – Contribution of Materials Investigations and Operating Experience to Light Water NPPs’ Safety, Performance and Reliability, France ๐Ÿ—“ ๐Ÿ—บ


The following event is not organised by the BWR Hub and Network but may be of interest to to our readers.

  • Dates: 17th-20th September 2018
  • Location: Palais des Papes, 84000 Avignon, France
  • Abstract submission deadline: 15th October 2017
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