China Nuclear News Weekly Roundup – 01/19 - 01/25
Installation Progress at Fuqing Unit 5
On January 24th, the bearings for Fuqing Unit 5’s first RCP motor were assembled, inspected, and lifted onto the 16.5m platform within the containment building. The reactor coolant pump is the driving force of the reactor’s primary coolant circuit, thus driving the removal of core heat. This milestone will now be followed by subsequent work like position adjustment and installation of components like the auxiliary system, oil flushing equipment, etc.
Tianwan Unit 4 Receives Provisional Acceptance Certificate
On the afternoon of January 22nd, Mr. Zhang Yi, Vice GM of Jiangsu Nuclear Power Company, owner of Tianwan NPP, signed the Provisional Acceptance Certificate (PAC) for Tianwan Unit 4. The PAC signing ceremony was witnessed together by other participants of the project, including representatives from the China Nuclear Power Engineering Company (CNPE), designer and EPC of the conventional island and balance of plant. Tianwan Unit 4 uses the Russian VVER-1000/428 reactor design, which will be the same model used for Tianwan Units 7&8. Zhang Yi also said that Jiangsu Nuclear Power Company will continue its cooperation with CNPE on construction work for future reactors.