Turbine island construction for Hualong One

20 November 2017

Two teams in a 40-hour operation have poured the basemat for the turbine building of China's Fangchenggang 2, the first Hualong One unit.

China General Nuclear said the operation used four sets of equipment, one on each side of the site, and that workers were organised into two teams to undertake the continuous pour, which lasted 40.5 hours. The pour on, 12 November, created "favourable conditions for the construction of the conventional island of unit 3".

The nuclear island of unit 3 started construction in December 2015.


Fanchenggang 3 turbine concrete pour, November 2017 (CGN) 460x307
The busy construction site will be home to six large reactors (Image: CGN)


Fangchenggang is near Hongsha village in the Guangxi Autonomous Region of western China, about 45 kilometres from the border with Vietnam. A total of six large pressurised water reactors are planned to operate there. Units 1 and 2 are CPR-1000s, units 3 and 4 are Hualong One reactors, and units 5 and 6 are to be AP1000s. Units 1 and 2 are already operating and generating electricity.

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