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The ESBWR, a GEH-designed Gen III+ reactor, is currently in the U.S. Design Certification process. The Design Control Document was docketed by the NRC in 2005, and the Referred Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) application was submitted in 2007.
ABWR is a direct cycle BWR that reflects 50 years of continued evolution from GEH's initial BWR concept. It combines the best features of GEH's worldwide BWR fleet with advanced technology enhancements, such as digital controls, that improve performance and longevity. The ABWR design is already licensed in three countries: the United States, Japan and Taiwan.
The Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) already has an impressive track record. In Japan, four ABWR units are in operation