Certrec Assists NuScale with Second Submittal of Vendor Design Review for SMR Design

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Certrec supports NuScale’s second submittal to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

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“Certrec has and continues to be central to our success, innovation, and flexibility while we work to adopt a licensing platform for Canada,” said Carrie Fosaaen, NuScale Manager of International Regulatory Affairs.

Certrec, a leading regulatory compliance solution provider, recently assisted NuScale to complete a second submittal to the Canadian Nuclear Safely Commission (CNSC) for pre-licensing Vendor Design Review of its small modular reactor design.

Certrec’s Office of New Plant provided electronic document processing and technical editing services for the Vendor Reactor Design Reports. The 13 documents involved comprised more than 850 pages, each going through multiple revisions as content was updated through NuScale’s review and approval processes.

“It was quite a challenge to juggle all of the different pieces,” commented Electronic Documents Manager, Brett McLain. “I am proud of our team. Once again they put their best effort in and were able to complete the submittal ahead of schedule.”

Certrec previously supported NuScale’s Design Certification Application and its four subsequent revisions, providing technical editing assistance and document processing services to manage and control the online, electronic processing of changes to their DCA as well as Requests for Additional Information (RAIs).

“Certrec has and continues to be central to our success, innovation, and flexibility while we work to adopt a licensing platform for Canada,” said Carrie Fosaaen, NuScale Manager of International Regulatory Affairs.

Certrec’s large-document processing services are in demand. The company currently is involved in several DCA/DCD/COLA projects as well as supporting ongoing maintenance of several plant UFSARs.

About Certrec
Founded in 1988, Certrec is a leading regulatory compliance and advanced on-line technology service provider. Certrec’s highly skilled, experienced industry professionals possess degrees in a variety of engineering disciplines—such as civil, electrical, mechanical, and nuclear—as well as in physics, communications, business, and information technology. This accomplished team has direct working experience in all regulatory areas of licensing, compliance, and engineering, including nuclear, fossil, and renewable generation and transmission. This combination of direct industry experience with our innovative information technology capabilities has led to the development of advanced, web-based technology solutions and tools that help our clients manage the regulatory process.

Certrec is ISO/IEC 27001 certified, ensuring that its web tools and facilities comply with an internationally recognized standard of best practices regarding business, cyber and physical security, and control. Also, Certrec successfully completed a SOC 2 Type 2 examination where the scope of Document Management and Regulatory Services was examined against the Trust Services principles of Security, Availability, and Confidentiality. Certrec is committed to undergoing similar annual examinations and audits to maintain or exceed current levels of service.

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About NuScale Power
NuScale Power has developed a new modular light water reactor nuclear power plant to supply energy for electrical generation, district heating, desalination, and other process heat applications. This groundbreaking small modular reactor (SMR) design features a fully factory-fabricated NuScale Power Module™ capable of generating 60 MW of electricity using a safer, smaller, and scalable version of pressurized water reactor technology. NuScale's scalable design – a power plant can house up to 12 individual power modules – offers the benefits of carbon-free energy and reduces the financial commitments associated with gigawatt-sized nuclear facilities. The majority investor in NuScale is Fluor Corporation, a global engineering, procurement, and construction company with a 60-year history in commercial nuclear power.

NuScale is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and has offices in Corvallis, OR; Rockville, MD; Charlotte, NC; Richland, WA; and London, UK. Follow us on Twitter: @NuScale_Power, Facebook: NuScale Power, LLC, LinkedIn: NuScale-Power, and Instagram: nuscale_power. NuScale has a new logo, brand, and website. Watch the short video.

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