Features & Benefits

The ABWR is the only Generation III reactor to be in commercial operation anywhere in the world.

Two ABWRs are under construction in Japan; two are under construction in Taiwan.

Primary benefits and features of the ABWR include:

  • Improved technology and performance  
  • Improved safety and reliability
  • Digital instrumentation & controls (I&C)
  • Enhanced operability and maintainability
  • Reduced capital and operation and maintenance (O&M) costs
  • Less equipment, piping, etc. than similar sized PWRs 
  • Proven shorter construction time ... approximately 42 months from first concrete to first fuel load