Certrec Supports NuScale Power with Vendor Design Review to Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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NuScale’s Phase 1 and 2 submittal ready ahead of deadline with the help of Certrec.

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"We are pleased to have such a strong partner in Certrec as we move forward to bring our safer, scalable, and cost-competitive SMR technology to Canadian customers.”

Certrec, a leading regulatory compliance solution provider, is pleased to announce its participation in NuScale’s efforts to bring its unique, scalable, small modular reactor design to Canada. Certrec recently performed the initial technical editing on four of NuScale’s Vendor Reactor Design Reports. NuScale made its submittal combined Phase 1 and 2 level vendor design review (VDR) submittal to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on December 10, 2019.

“Our work with Certrec has been invaluable to NuScale’s vendor design review submittal,” said NuScale Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Tom Bergman. “We are pleased to have such a strong partner in Certrec as we move forward to bring our safer, scalable, and cost-competitive SMR technology to Canadian customers.”

Working within the Taktix® platform, Certrec performed the initial technical editing, processed document changes under the advisement of the NuScale team, and prepared the final submittal documents ahead of the expected deadline.

“Our relationship with the NuScale team continues to grow,” stated Brett McLain, Certrec’s Electronic Documents Manager. “We are excited by the challenges they bring and in being a part of their team.”

Certrec’s TAKTIX® web-based project collaboration tool, technical editing assistance, and efficient teamwork with NuScale personnel enabled the documents to be finalized for submittal ahead of the commitment NuScale had made to the CNSC.

"NuScale's SMR design is generating widespread interest,” said Michelle Thomas, Certrec Executive Director of Operations. “We are proud to support NuScale’s innovative growth process.”

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


Founded in 1988, Certrec is an engineering and technology-based regulatory support services organization that has developed exceptional capabilities to support the electric power industry’s regulatory activities emanating from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and Regional Entities (NERC), and others.

Certrec’s industry professionals have direct working experience in all regulatory areas of licensing, compliance, and engineering. This expertise, combined with Certrec’s Information Technology assets, gives the electric power industry technology-based solutions and tools designed specifically to help them manage regulatory issues.

Nuclear, fossil, and renewable generation and transmission utilities and entities across the United States rely on Certrec’s highly skilled team to help direct the regulatory process to their advantage.

Certrec’s quality services and information security management system are ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified. Also, Certrec successfully has completed annual Type 2 SOC 2 examinations of its Document Management and Regulatory Services. Certrec’s performance of these annual examinations and audits assures clients of its commitment to maintaining or exceeding current levels of service.


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, Ore.; Rockville, Md.; Charlotte, N.C.; Richland, Wash.; Arlington, Va.; and London, UK. Follow us on Twitter: @NuScale_Power, Facebook: NuScale Power, LLC, and Instagram: nuscale_power. NuScale has a new logo, brand, and website. Watch the short video.

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