China Nuclear News Weekly Roundup – 03/04 - 03/09
NPIC Signs Contract for Nuclear Heating Demonstration Project in Jilin Province
On February 27th, a contract signing ceremony was held forNPIC’s demonstration nuclear heating project was held in Baishan city, Jilin Province. The demonstration project will meet the local heating demand for an area over 80 million square meters. Mr. Wei Suo, GM of NPIC, said that the demonstration project is an important step in the implementation of NPIC’s strategy to transform from “nuclear electricity generator” to a “nuclear energy generator”; as well as to implement the central government’s mandate to develop clean heating systems in Northern China. The ceremony was attended by NPIC executives, provincial leaders of Jilin Province and municipal leaders of Baishan city.
Installation of CI’s Electrical System Progressing Well at K2
On March 3rd, Jiangsu No.3 Electric Power Construction Company, a CEEC subsidiary, began installing the main transformer and the 500 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) at K2’s conventional island. At the moment, the installation of the CI’s electrical systems is progressing well at K2 and the project is scheduled to be completed on July 30th, 2019.
China Nuclear Advocates at Two Sessions: Appeal for More FCD Approvals for HPR1000 New Builds, Resuming Inland Projects, and Others
In early March, the Chinese government held its most important two meetings of the year: the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC), also known as the Two Sessions. Advocates and representatives from the nuclear industry attended the meetings and submitted their policy recommendations on relevant issues and topics. On March 8th, 8 CNNC attendants shared their appeals at a press conference. Mr. Liu Wei, GM of CNPC, suggested that China should start building 8 nuclear new builds each year before 2030, so that the whole industry would develop in a sustainable and profitable way. Fuqing Unit 5, CNNC’s demo project of the self-designed HPR1000 unit, is progressing well and is scheduled to start cold testing in April. Liu said that the market is mature and ready to break ground on additional HPR1000 units, thus calling for faster approval of more FCDs. Other CNNC representatives and executives also shared their policy recommendations and opinion on issues including resuming inland projects, promoting medical appliances of nuclear technology, and support for the local nuclear industry “Going out” to international markets.