In the News: ATMEA1 Design
ATMEA, an AREVA NP and MHI joint venture offers ATMEA1, an innovative and reliable mid-sized evolutionary reactor based on its parent companies' experience and technology. With a net electrical output between 1100 and 1150 MWe, ATMEA1 is aimed at ensuring competitive power generation. Its operational flexibility and features make it particularly attractive for countries with small or medium size grid. The presentation will focus on and emphasize the general safety design approach and main safety features of this Generation III+ Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). High level safety, operational objectives, licensability and public acceptance have driven the design: Buildings and all safety systems are being designed in compliance with stringent regulations and worldwide accepted codes and standards, making ATMEA1 a licensable product in any country around the world. Public acceptance is a key element in the nuclear world. Supported by safety features like large commercial airplanes crash protection and resistance to severe accident, ATMEA1 is a robust generation III+ reactor.