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Contract for Tianwan III nuclear islands

New Nuclear

21 June 2016

Tianwan 5 and 6 nuclear island contract - 48A contract has been signed for the civil construction of the nuclear islands of Phase III of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in Jiangsu province. Construction of unit 5 has already begun, while that of unit 6 is scheduled to start next year.

Changjiang 2 attains first criticality

New Nuclear

14 June 2016

Changjiang 2 first criticality - 48The second unit of the Changjiang nuclear power plant on China's southern island province of Hainan has achieved a sustained chain reaction for the first time. The reactor is expected to enter commercial operation later this year.

First two AP1000s move closer to commissioning

New Nuclear

26 May 2016

Haiyang 1 RPV lid - 48The integrated head package has been installed on top of the AP1000 reactor pressure vessel of unit 1 of the Haiyang nuclear power plant in China's Shandong province. Meanwhile, hydraulic testing has been completed of the primary circuit of Sanmen 1, expected to be the first Westinghouse AP1000 to begin operating.

Changjiang 2 starts supplying power to grid

New Nuclear

20 June 2016

Changjiang 2 grid connection - 48The second unit at the Changjiang nuclear power plant on China's southern island province of Hainan has been connected to the electricity grid, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced.

Fangchenggang 2 set for start-up

New Nuclear

03 June 2016

Fangchenggang 2 vessel head - 48The reactor pressure vessel head has been installed at unit 2 of the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in China's Guangxi province following the completion of fuel loading. Installation of the vessel head was carried out using the first Chinese-developed bolt tensioning machine.

Work starts on Fuqing 6 containment building

New Nuclear

26 May 2016

Fuqing 6 containment construction - 48The first steel lining module for the containment building of Fuqing 6 - the second Hualong One unit under construction at the site in Fujian province - has been installed, plant builder China Nuclear Engineering Corporation has announced.