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Pressure vessel in place at Zhangzhou 1

Pressure vessel in place at Zhangzhou 1

The reactor pressure vessel has been hoisted into place at unit 1 of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province. Zhangzhou unit 1, the first of two Hualong One units at the site, is scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2024.

New Nuclear 20 October 2021


China's HTR-PM reactor achieves first criticality

China's HTR-PM reactor achieves first criticality

The first of the two high-temperature gas-cooled reactors of the demonstration HTR-PM plant at Shidaowan, in China's Shandong province, attained a sustained chain reaction for the first time yesterday. The reactor is scheduled to be connected to the electricity grid before the end of this year.

New Nuclear 13 September 2021


Daya Bay experiment fully decommissioned

Daya Bay experiment fully decommissioned

An experiment using neutrinos from China's Daya Bay and Ling Ao nuclear power plants has now been fully dismantled, China's Institute of High Energy Physics has announced. It was successful in measuring the interactions between neutrinos more accurately than ever before.

Waste & Recycling 06 September 2021


New technique quickens Zhangzhou polar crane installation

New technique quickens Zhangzhou polar crane installation

The bridge of the polar crane for unit 1 of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has been raised into position near the top of the Hualong One reactor building. For the first time in China, the components of the bridge were lifted as a whole rather than individually. Sitting on a circular rail, the crane can rotate 360 degrees and will be used to lift reactor components and main pump components.

New Nuclear 25 August 2021


Fuel loading under way at China's HTR-PM

Fuel loading under way at China's HTR-PM

The loading of spherical fuel elements has begun at the demonstration high-temperature gas-cooled reactor plant (HTR-PM) at Shidaowan, in China's Shandong province. The milestone came one day after the issuance of an operating licence for the twin-unit plant, which is scheduled to start operations later this year.

New Nuclear 23 August 2021


China begins nuclear treatment for contaminated water

China begins nuclear treatment for contaminated water

Electron beam technology is being used to treat medical wastewater in China for the first time. It is safer and cleaner than traditional methods as well as more effective at removing organic molecules such as viruses and antibiotics, the International Atomic Energy Agency said.

Waste & Recycling 13 August 2021


Doosan awarded second Chinese IAPS contract

Doosan awarded second Chinese IAPS contract

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has been contracted by China Techenergy Company to supply an Industrial Anti-seismic Protection System for units 7 and 8 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in Jiangsu province. Earlier this year, CTEC - a subsidiary of China General Nuclear - awarded the South Korean company a contract for the IAPS systems for units 3 and 4 at the Xudabao plant in Liaoning province.

Corporate 11 August 2021


First concrete poured for Xudabao 3

First concrete poured for Xudabao 3

Construction of unit 3 at the Xudabao nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province officially got under way on 28 July with the pouring of first concrete for the reactor's nuclear island. The unit is one of four VVER-1200 reactors to be supplied by Russia to China under a 2018 agreement.

New Nuclear 03 August 2021


Fifth Hongyanhe unit enters commercial operation

Fifth Hongyanhe unit enters commercial operation

Unit 5 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province has completed commissioning tests and met the conditions for entering commercial operation, China General Nuclear has announced. The company now has 25 power reactors in commercial operation with a combined generating capacity of 28,261 MWe.

New Nuclear 02 August 2021


CGN takes Taishan 1 offline following fuel failure

CGN takes Taishan 1 offline following fuel failure

China General Nuclear announced today it is taking unit 1 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province offline to replace damaged fuel rods. Last month, an increase in the concentration of noble gases in the primary circuit of the EPR was attributed to a few damaged fuel rods.

Regulation & Safety 30 July 2021