Germany's KSB Group has been awarded a contract to supply six reactor coolant pumps for use in the first two units of the new Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in Fujian province. Construction of the two Hualong One units is expected to begin next year.
|An RSR 750 pump (Image: KSB)
On 15 December, SEC-KSB Nuclear Pumps & Valves announced it had been awarded a "triple-digit million euro" order from China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) subsidiary China Nuclear Power Engineering to supply six RSR 750-type pumps. Each of the pumps is driven by a 10,000-volt motor with a rating of 6600 kW. Each pump set (consisting of the pump and motor) weighs some 110 tonnes and has a maximum flow rate of about 24,500 cubic meters per hour.
The contract includes the supply of accessories, such as tools and spare parts. The pumps are scheduled to be delivered in 2020 and 2021.
SEC-KSB is a joint venture established in June 2008 between Shanghai Electric (55%) and KSB (45%) which is responsible for all of KSB's nuclear activities for pumps and valves in China, regarding sales, order processing, engineering and design, manufacturing, assembly, testing and service.
The Zhangzhou plant project is being undertaken by CNNC Guodian Zhangzhou Energy - a joint venture between CNNC and China Guodian Corp established in November 2011. The initial phase of the plant was to feature AP1000 units but will now comprise four Hualong One reactors, with two more following in Phase II.
Construction of the Zhangzhou plant had originally been expected to start in May this year, but now appears scheduled for 2018.
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by World Nuclear News