New nuclear power plants: Generic Design Assessment guidance for Requesting Parties

This guidance explains the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process for organisations who want to submit a nuclear power plant design for assessment.



This guidance is for anyone submitting a nuclear power plant design for GDA – a Requesting Party (RP). A RP can be a reactor designer or vendor company on its own, or one partnered with a prospective operator of its nuclear power plant design.

This document explains:

  • how the GDA process works
  • what information the RP needs to provide when requesting a GDA
  • the possible outcomes from a GDA
Published 29 October 2019