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Chinese fast reactor completes trial operating cycle

Chinese fast reactor completes trial operating cycle

The China Experimental Fast Reactor completed a manual emergency shutdown test from full power on 31 July, China National Nuclear Corporation announced last week. The company said this marked the end of commissioning tests for the power test phase of the reactor and verified that its performance met the design requirements under stable conditions and expected transient operating conditions.

New Nuclear 11 August 2020


Tianwan 5 achieves grid connection

Tianwan 5 achieves grid connection

Unit 5 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province has been connected to the grid for the first time. The 1080 MWe domestically-designed ACPR1000 pressurised water reactor achieved the milestone at 19:52 local time on 8 August, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today.

New Nuclear 10 August 2020


Second Hualong One at Fuqing gets its outer dome

Second Hualong One at Fuqing gets its outer dome

The outer safety dome has been installed on the containment building of unit 6 at the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province. The unit is the second of two demonstration Hualong One reactors under construction at the site.

New Nuclear 27 July 2020


Fuel loading completed at fifth Tianwan unit

Fuel loading completed at fifth Tianwan unit

Loading of nuclear fuel into unit 5 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province was completed on 9 July, China National Nuclear Corporation announced the following day. Fuel loading at Tianwan 5 "laid the foundation for subsequent grid-connected power generation," it added.

New Nuclear 13 July 2020


Karachi 2 containment building completed

Karachi 2 containment building completed

The concreting of the outer dome of the double-layer containment building at unit 2 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan was completed on 10 April, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced. The two Chinese-designed Hualong One reactors being built at the site are scheduled for commercial operation in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

New Nuclear 16 April 2020


Framatome contracted for Taishan EPR services

Framatome contracted for Taishan EPR services

France's Framatome has signed a long-term service contract with the Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company Limited to support operations of units 1 and 2 at the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province. The 1750-megawatt EPRs entered commercial operation in December 2018 and September 2019, respectively.

Corporate 15 April 2020


Reactor internals installed at second Hualong One unit in Pakistan

Reactor internals installed at second Hualong One unit in Pakistan

Installation has been completed of the reactor internals of the Hualong One reactor under construction at unit 3 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan. Those for unit 2 were installed in January 2019. The units are scheduled for commercial operation in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

New Nuclear 07 April 2020


Key components of second HTR-PM reactor connected

Key components of second HTR-PM reactor connected

The reactor pressure vessel, steam generator and hot gas duct of the second reactor at China's demonstration high-temperature gas-cooled reactor plant (HTR-PM) have been successfully paired and connected, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today.

New Nuclear 25 March 2020


Hot tests completed at Fuqing 5

Hot tests completed at Fuqing 5

Hot testing at the world's first Hualong One reactor has been completed, China National Nuclear Corporation announced yesterday. The tests at Fuqing unit 5 laid a "solid foundation" for the unit's operation, the company said.

New Nuclear 03 March 2020


China's nuclear power output jumps 18% year on year

China's nuclear power output jumps 18% year on year

China's nuclear electricity generation rose by 18.1% last year, to 348.13 TWh, which is up from 286.15 TWh in 2018, figures from China's National Energy Administration show. Nuclear's share of total electricity production was 4.88% last year, up from 4.22%. According to the National Development and Reform Commission, China aims to have 200 GWe of nuclear generating capacity in place by 2035, out of a total generating capacity of 2600 GWe. Under those plans, thermal power plant capacity is expected to increase from 1190.6 GWe in 2019 to 1300 GWe in 2035.

Nuclear Policies 24 February 2020