Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant

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Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant
Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant is located in China
Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant
Location of Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant
Country People's Republic of China
Location Changjiang, Hainan
Coordinates 19°27′38.7″N 108°53′59.70″E / 19.460750°N 108.8999167°E / 19.460750; 108.8999167Coordinates: 19°27′38.7″N 108°53′59.70″E / 19.460750°N 108.8999167°E / 19.460750; 108.8999167
Status Under construction
Construction began 2010
Construction cost 20 billion yuan (US$3 billion) for Phase I
Owner(s) China National Nuclear Corporation, China Huaneng Group
Operator(s) China National Nuclear Corporation
Nuclear power station
Reactor type Pressurized water reactor
Power generation
Units under const. 2 × 650 MW
Units planned 2 × 650 MW

Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant under-construction in Tangxing Village of Haiwei Township, Changjiang Li Autonomous County in the province of Hainan.[1] It will be the first power plant of its kind in the province.


Construction of the first phase of the plant consisting of two reactors was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission in July 2008. Site works began in December 2008 and the first concrete was poured at the first unit on 25 April 2010. The plant is to be built by China National Nuclear Corporation and China Huaneng Group.[2][3]

Technical features[edit]

The plant will be built in two phases, both consisting of two CNP-600 pressurized water reactors, with a capacity of 650 megawatts each. The first unit is scheduled to be operational by 2014 and second unit by 2015. More than 70% of the equipment will be indigenous made.[2]

Unit Type Construction start Operation start Notes
Phase I
Changjiang 1 CNP-600 25 April 2010 2014 [2]
Changjiang 2 CNP-600 21 November 2010 2015 [4]
Phase II
Changjiang 3 CNP-600 [5]
Changjiang 4 CNP-600 [5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nuclear power plant in southern China begins construction". People's Daily. 2010-04-27. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "Construction start at Hainan plant". World Nuclear News. 2010-04-26. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  3. ^ Jim Bai; Tom Miles (2010-04-26). "CNNC says starts building Changjiang nuclear plant". Reuters. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  4. ^ "Construction starts on second Hainan reactor". World Nuclear News. 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2010-11-22. 
  5. ^ a b "Nuclear Power in China". Information Papers. World Nuclear Association (WNA). 30 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-11.