Vessel installed at Fangchenggang 2

26 September 2014

The reactor pressure vessel has been installed at the second unit of the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in China's Guangxi province.

Fangchenggang 2 RPV instalation 460 (CNEC)
The reactor vessel is lowered into place at Fangchenggang 2 (Image: CNEC)

Plant constructor China Nuclear Engineering and Construction Corporation (CNECC) announced that the vessel was successfully located on its support ring within the containment building at 3:00pm on 25 September.

Fangchenggang is located near Hongsha village in the Guangxi Autonomous Region, about 45 kilometres from the border with Vietnam. A total of six reactors are planned to operate there. Units 1 and 2 are CPR-1000s, units 3 and 4 are planned to be the evolutionary ACPR-1000 development, and units 5 and 6 are to be AP1000s. All of these are models of large pressurized water reactor.

Units 1 and 2 are slated to begin operation in 2015 and 2016. The plant is 39% owned by Guangxi Investment Group and 61% owned by China General Nuclear (CGN).

The cost of constructing Phase I is RMB 25 billion ($4.1 billion). Some 87% of the equipment to be used in the Phase I units is expected to be sourced from Chinese suppliers.

Researched and written
by World Nuclear News