Full MOX Core Design of the Ohma ABWR Nuclear Power Plant

  • Akira Nishimura


The first advanced boiling water reactors (ABWRs) were constructed in the early 1990s as Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant Nos. 6 and 7 in Japan. Each ABWR generates an electric power of 1,350 MW and features the application of several advanced technologies and components, such as reactor internal pumps, fine motion control drives, and a slightly wider pitch of control rods between fuel assemblies (the N-lattice) [1]. These increase the safety margins in a loss of coolant accident or for fuel thermal stress impact and provide further flexibility in using high burn-up fuel or mixed oxide (MOX) fuel.


Fuel Assembly Shutdown Margin Core Design Uranium Fuel Plutonium Fuel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Global Nuclear Fuel-Japan Co., LtdTokyoJapan

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