WNA Reports

  • ImageCORDEL Working Group Annual Report

    CORDEL shares its collective industry experience and expertise with regulators in order to facilitate progress in the harmonization of regulatory reactor design requirements and in greater cooperation of regulators in licensing of reactor designs.

  • ImageCORDEL: Aviation Report

    This report, written by CORDEL's Design Change Management Task Force explores design licensing and design change management procedures in the civil aviation industry.

  • ImageCORDEL: Certification of NDE Personnel

    This report looks at and compares the current code requirements in the certification of NDE personnel for the major nuclear design codes.

  • CORDEL: Design Change Management

    CORDEL’s Design Change Management. A new edition of this report will be published in the next few months, look out for announcements.

  • ImageCORDEL: Nuclear Standards Harmonization

    The achievement of harmonization of nuclear safety standards could facilitate the emergence of a global market that offers a choice of a small number of reactor types that are recognized by regulators as safe and technologically mature.

  • ImageCORDEL: Standardization of Reactor Designs

    In this paper, the WNA's CORDEL Group proposes a conceptual three-phase programme introducing a mutual acceptance and eventually internationally valid design approvals for standardized reactor designs.

  • ImageCORDEL: Strategic Plan 2014-2018

    This Strategic Plan is to outline the general directions and activities CORDEL plans to undertake during the period 20145-2018.

  • CORDEL View of the Multinational Design Evaluation Programme (MDEP)

    The World Nuclear Association’s (WNA) Cooperation and Development of Reactor Design, Evaluation and Licensing (CORDEL) Working Group recognises that the Multinational Design Evaluation Programme (MDEP) has been a valuable counterpart in achieving a future in which regulators move towards harmonization in regulatory requirements across borders.  

  • ImageEnsuring Security of Supply

    The current world market provides a considerable degree of security of supply, and has never to date failed to ensure continued operation of nuclear energy generation worldwide.

  • ImageGreater Efficiency in Low-Level Material Management

    This report emphasizes the importance of converging towards greater efficiency in the management of low-level radioactive material. This requires consistent strategies and approaches between countries for proper reuse, recycling and disposal.

  • ImageInside the Black Box - Exploring Nuclear Power Forecast Assumptions

    This report reviews some of the best-known recent energy scenario studies using integrated models and maps the variations between studies and seeks to account for them.

  • ImageLicensing and Project Development of New Nuclear Plants

    This report explores the relationship between licensing and regulatory systems on the one hand and important commercial project decisions on the other. 

  • ImageLifecycle GHG Emissions of Electricity Generation

    This report provides a comparison of the lifecycle GHG emissions of different electricity generation facilities and the relative contribution of the electrical generation industry to climate change.

  • ImageNuclear Power Economics and Project Structuring

    This report to identifies the key risks associated with a nuclear power project and how these may be managed to support a business case for nuclear investment.

  • ImageOptimized Capacity: Global Trends and Issues

    This WNA report presents a snapshot of the performance of the world’s operating nuclear power reactors as well as a breakdown of the principal causes of capacity loss. This is the second edition of this report.

  • ImageRussian Secondary Supplies

    This report examines the need for Russian secondary supplies from now until 2013 (which is fairly well known) and the continued need for secondary supplies after the HEU deal expires in 2013.

  • ImageStructuring Nuclear Projects for Success

    This report describes the key risks facing those who are looking to build new nuclear plants and then demonstrates that a good structure is essential for project success.