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The KERENA reactor is an evolutionary generation III+, mid-size Boiling Water Reactor developed by Framatome on the basis of former German BWR models. In addition to optimizing systems already present in current BWRs, the KERENA design is characterized by an innovative approach that entails active safety features combined with redundant and diverse passive safety systems.

Designed to meet the needs of electric utilities with preference for boiling water technology, the KERENA reactor offers economic competitiveness and flexibility in operation. Thanks to the optimized balance between well proven active and innovative passive safety features, the KERENA reactor combines maximized operational performance with outstanding safety.