GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world-leading provider of advanced reactor technology and nuclear services.

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry. Based in Wilmington, North Carolina, GEH was established in 2007 to provide advanced reactor technology, fuel and nuclear services. The alliance executes a single strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of solutions, expanding its capabilities for new reactor, fuel, and service opportunities.

They combine GE’s design expertise and history delivering reactors, fuels and services globally with Hitachi’s proven experience in advanced modular construction to offer customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output, and safety.

GEH operates training facilities in Wilmington and San Jose, California, and fuel manufacturing operations in Wilmington and Kurihama, Japan.

Reactor Technology

  • BWRX-300 - 300MWe water-cooled small modular reactor (SMR) providing flexible baseload electricity generation. Designed to eliminate large Loss-of-Coolant Accidents (LOCAs) and utilizes natural circulation cooling.
  • PRISM - high energy neutron (fast) reactor which uses a series of proven, safe and mature technologies to create an innovative solution to dispose of used nuclear fuel and surplus plutonium.
  • ESBWR (Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor) - 1520MWe Generation III+ boiling water reactor.
  • ABWR (Advanced Boiling Water Reactor) - Gen III design with power generation ranging from 1350 to 1460 MW net.




Jay Wileman

President & CEO

Jon Allen

Senior Business Communications Leader

Jon Ball

Executive Vice President, Nuclear Products

Lance Hall

Executive Vice President - Global Services

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August 18, 2020
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) today announced that it has signed onto Equal by 30, a campaign devoted to equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030. "GE Hitachi is proud to sign onto the Equal by 30 Campaign and commit to action to achieve gender equality in the workplace," said Jay Wileman, GEH President & CEO. "We are committed to increasing the diversity of our teams by striving for a representation of women and minorities th...
February 3, 2020
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and CEZ, a. s. (CEZ), an integrated electricity conglomerate, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding through which the companies have agreed to examine the economic and technical feasibility of potentially constructing a BWRX-300 in the Czech Republic. "This agreement is the latest example of the growing global interest in our breakthrough SMR technology," said Jon Ball, Executive Vice President of Nuclear Products for GEH. "Because of our unique,...
January 30, 2020
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) today announced that it has officially begun the regulatory licensing process for its BWRX-300 small modular reactor. On December 30, 2019 the company submitted the first licensing topical report (LTR) for the BWRX-300 to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). GEH expects such LTRs to serve as a foundation for the development of a Preliminary Safety Analysis Report that could potentially be submitted to the NRC by a utility customer. Embarking on t...
January 21, 2020
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and TerraPower have announced a collaboration to pursue a Public Private Partnership to design and construct the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The two companies recently submitted a joint response to an Expression of Interest issued by the Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) on behalf of the DOE which seeks stakeholders interested in forming a partnership for a cost sharing arrangement to design and construct the VTR utili...
December 18, 2019
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced today that it has completed its work supporting the decommissioning of the Oskarshamn Nuclear Power Plant (OKG) in Oskarshamn Municipality in Sweden. GEH recently completed the segmentation of reactor internals at OKG Unit 1. The company's work at the Oskarshamn site began in 2017 with the dismantling and segmentation of reactor internals of OKG Unit 2. By focusing on safety, technical rigor and project execution, our experienced team wa...


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