China Nuclear News Weekly Roundup - 09/16 -09/20
Fuel Assemblies Delivered for HPR1000 Demonstration Project
Fuel assemblies for the world’s first HPR1000 unit, Fuqing Unit 5, was delivered to the NPP’s site in Fujian Province on September 17th. The fuel assemblies was shipped one week ago from Yibin city of Sichuan Province and the delivery marks another milestone on key Gen III nuclear technology localization.
Hainan Province: No More Coal Power Plants and Nuclear Will Be Primary Source of Electric Power
Hainan Province Development and Reform Commission has recently published the Market Access Control and Prohibition Restriction Catalogue (2019 version), prohibiting the development of industries with high energy consumption, high level of pollution and carbon emission, as well as low-tech manufacturing enterprises. Specific roadmap and principle are also laid out for the energy sector: nuclear will become the primary source of electric power of the island, gas power will be mainly used for peaking management and coal power plants will no longer be built. Existing coal power plants will be retrofitted to lower their emission level to that of gas power plants.
China University of Nuclear Technology Begins Construction in Tianjin
Construction of the China University of Nuclear Technology campus began on September 10th. The campus is located in Binhai New District of Tianjin, a coastal area in the eastern part of the city. The project is based on a MOU signed between CNNC and the municipal government of Tianjin in June 2018, which agreed on joint efforts to develop a central higher education base for Chinese civil nuclear industry while serving the purposes of international academic exchange, R&D of new technologies, etc.