Home  |  News  |  Photo  |  Video   |  Travel  |  Learn Chinese  |  Opinions  |  EZFM  |  NEWS Plus  |  CHINA PLUS
Nuclear power plants using homegrown technology set to begin operation in 2020
   2016-11-01 15:26:34    People's Daily Online      Web Editor: Huang Yue

File photo of a model of Hualong One nuclear reactor [Photo: People's Daily Online]

"We have drawn on global experience over the years, and have integrated advanced design concepts including AP1000 and EPR to ensure the safety of the Hualong One nuclear project. The reactors can even withstand a tsunami of the strength that triggered Japan¡¯s Fukushima disaster," said Xue Junfeng, vice chief engineer of China's Hualong One reactors.

Two nuclear facilities using Hualong One technology, a domestically developed third-generation reactor design, are under construction at the site of the Fuqing nuclear plant in eastern China¡¯s Fujian province. The construction is on schedule, with the plant slated to begin operation by 2020.

The reactors are made in accordance with the world¡¯s top safety standards. They are able to withstand a level 17 typhoon, a magnitude 9 earthquake and the force of a collision with a commercial airplane. The reactors can also activate a series of protective measures when external power is cut off, according to Chen Guocai, vice chief manager of Fujian Fuqing Nuclear Power Co. Ltd., affiliated with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).

The Hualong One reactors are fully compliant with all safety standards set by the International Atomic Energy Agency, making them suitable to be sold outside of China. More than 20 countries, including Britain, Argentina, Egypt and Pakistan, have signed agreements with China to adopt Hualong One technology.

The Hualong One reactor was jointly designed by two nuclear power giants, China General Nuclear Power Group and CNNC. It passed inspection by a national expert panel in August 2014. In November 2014, the National Energy Administration approved the use of Hualong One technology to build two reactors in Fujian province. The State Council approved the construction in April 2015.

Share

               


CRIENGLISH.com claims the copyright of all material and information produced originally by our staff. No person, organization and/or company shall reproduce, disseminate or broadcast the content in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of CRIENGLISH.com.

CRIENGLISH.com holds neither liability nor responsibility for materials attributed to any other source. Such information is provided as reportage and dissemination of information but does not necessarily reflect the opinion of or endorsement by CRI.

                         
News
China
World
Politics
Business
Sports
Showbiz
Sci-tech
Photo
Recommended
China
World
Sports
Showbiz
Travel
Video
C4
The Sound Stage
Showbiz
Travel
China Revealed
My Chinese Life
Travel
Destinations
Photo Gallery
Recommended
Learn Chinese
"In" Chinese
Chatting in Chinese
Pop Culture
Traditional Culture
Living Chinese
Chinese Studio
Chinese Class
Learn English
Special English
Pop Chart
Everyday English
Fabulous Snaps
CRI News
China.org.cn  | Xinhua  | People's Daily Online   |  CNTV.cn  | China Daily  |  Global Times  | China Job  |  China Tibet Online  | Taiwan.cn  | eBeijing  | Beijing Today  | China-Eurasia Expo  | APEC Yiwu Conference  | Chinese Embassy in S.Africa  | Chinese Embassy in Australia  | Chinese Embassy in NZ