China Nuclear News Weekly Roundup – 10/22 - 10/27
Tianwan Unit 6’s Primary Piping Passes Pre-shipping Inspection
On October 18th, Tianwan Unit 6’s primary piping passed pre-shipping inspection in Yantai, Shandong Province. The primary equipment was manufactured by Taihai Manoir Nuclear Equipment Company and the inspection panel was led by experts from Nuclear Power Institute of China (NPIC) and Jiangsu Nuclear Power Company.
Haiyang Unit 1 Begins Commercial Operation
On October 22nd, Haiyang Unit 1 in Shandong Province reached 168 hours of full-power operation. All systems and equipment were confirmed to be functioning steadily and hence the unit satisfies the requirements for commercial operation. Haiyang Unit 1 is also the first ever nuclear power unit in Shandong Province.
Yangjiang Unit 6 Begins Cold Testing
On October 23rd, equipment installation was completed for Yangjiang Unit 6’s nuclear island, thus releasing the plant to begin its commissioning phase, starting with cold testing.
CNNC Seeks Cooperation with Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland
A Chinese nuclear industry trade delegation, led by Mr. Zhang Jianhua, Vice Director of the China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA), visited Europe in mid-October, meeting with their counterparts in Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland. The Vice GM of CNNC, Mr. He Zixing joined the trip, during which CNNC signed a joint statement of intent for cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, seeking opportunities to work together on nuclear safety and radioactive waste management. In Belgium, the CAEA signed a MoU with the Federal Public Service Economy, SMEs, Middle Classes, and Energy (FPS Economy) on strengthening bilateral cooperation in civil use of nuclear energy.
Fangchenggang NPP’s Pressurizer Surge Line Delivered to Site 112 Days Ahead of Schedule
The surge line for the HPR1000 units at Fangchenggang NPP was delivered to site recently. The surge pipeline connects the reactor and the pressurizer, cushioning the thermal oscillation in the primary coolant system. Erzhong (Deyang) Heavy Equipment Company manufactured the equipment for CGN’s first HPR1000 NPP and delivered it 112 days ahead of schedule.
Sample Squib Valves for CAP1000 & CAP14000 Certified
On October 23rd, the China Machinery Industry Federation (CMI) and the China General Machinery Industry Association (CGMA) held a certification conference, for the inspection of the sample squib valves for CAP1000 and CAP1400 reactor design. The sample products (model types DN200, DN250, DN350, DN450) were developed and manufactured under the joint work of CNNC Sufa Technology Industry Company, SNERDI, and China International Battery Fair. The certification committee found the sample products satisfactory and certified the product types to be used in the CAP series reactors.