China Nuclear News Weekly Roundup - 08/06 - 08/10
NNSA Releases Hold Point for Sanmen Unit 2’s First Criticality
Following the NNSA-led nuclear safety review of Sanmen Unit 2 from July 23rd to 26th, the East China Nuclear and Radiation Safety Center confirmed that the NPP satisfies prerequisite conditions for its first criticality, which was confirmed by the NNSA in its decision to release the hold point.
Haiyang Unit 1 Reaches First Criticality, Unit 2 Begins Fuel Loading
On the morning of August 8th, Haiyang Unit 1 achieved its first criticality and maintained steady operations in a low power state. Later in the afternoon at 3:26 p.m., Haiyang Unit 2 began its first fuel-loading operations, firmly earning both Haiyang units “loaded operation” status.
Tianwan Unit 5 Begins Primary Pipe Wielding 66 Days Ahead of Schedule
Tianwan Unit 5 recently began primary pipe wielding, reaching this “key milestone” 66 days ahead of schedule. The primary pipe wielding is expected to be finished within 6 months.
Fuqing Unit 5’s Turbine Control System Passes Pre-Shipping Inspection
On August 4th Fuqing Unit 5’s turbine control system passed pre-shipping inspection. CNPE, Fuqing Nuclear Power Company, China Nuclear Power Engineering Consulting Company, Dongfang Electric, and Siemens Numerical Control Ltd. conducted performance analyses and cleared the turbine control system for shipment.
Self-developed CAP1400 Steam Generator Passes Acceptance Inspection
Spanning August 6th to 7th, the National Energy Administration reviewed the results of the “Study and Development of CAP1400 Steam Generator Project” and accepted its findings. The CAP1400 steam generator prototype is jointly developed by many companies and institutions including SNERDI, Dongfang Electric (Guangzhou) Heavy Machine Company, Shanghai Electric, China First Heavy Industries, and Erzhong Group Deyang Heavy Industries Company, Shanghai Heavy Machinery Plant Company, State Nuclear Power Plant Service Company.