Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant

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Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant
Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant is located in China
Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant
Location of Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant
Country People's Republic of China
Location Donggangzhen, Wafangdian, Dalian, Liaoning
Coordinates 39°47′45″N 121°28′50″E / 39.79583°N 121.48056°E / 39.79583; 121.48056Coordinates: 39°47′45″N 121°28′50″E / 39.79583°N 121.48056°E / 39.79583; 121.48056
Status Operational
Construction began 2007
Operator(s) Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Co. Ltd.
Nuclear power station
Reactor type CPR-1000 PWR
Power generation
Units operational 2 × 1119 MWe (gross)
Units under const. 2 × 1080 MWe
Units planned 2 × 1080 MWe

The Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant (红沿河核电站) is one of the newest Nuclear power plants in the world. It is located in Donggang Town, Wafangdian in the Liaoning Province of China. The site is within the Prefecture-level city of Dalian, 104 kilometres (65 mi) north of Dalian City proper. The first unit started commercial operations in June 2013. The second in February 2014. Construction is underway on another two 1,000 megawatt CPR-1000 pressurized water reactors.[1]

The CPR-1000 is a PWR design developed by China from the Areva-designed PWRs at the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant.[2]

Progress[edit]

The project was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission in April 2006, and projected to cost 23 billion yuan ($2.88 billion USD) for the first two units. The cost will be shared between the China Power Investment Corporation, the China General Nuclear Power Group and two Liaoning companies. Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Co. Ltd. is managing the construction and will be the operator of the plant once it goes online.

Construction started in summer of 2006 with excavation of two large holes that will have the reactors put in them and a containment built around them.[3] 'First concrete' for the first unit was poured in August 2007. 'Ground breaking' ceremony was held on 28 July 2010 for starting the work of two 1000 MWe CPR-1000 pressurized water reactors of phase II.[4]

On 17 February 2013 Hongyanhe 1 was connected to the grid, having started criticality testing on 16 January 2013.[5] It began commercial operation on 6 June.[1]

On 23 November 2013 Hongyanhe 2 was connected to the grid.[6]

Unit Type Construction start Operation start Notes
Phase I
Hongyanhe 1 CPR-1000 18 August 2007 6 June 2013 [7]
Hongyanhe 2 CPR-1000 28 March 2008 25 February 2014 [8][9]
Hongyanhe 3 CPR-1000 15 March 2009 2014 [10][11]
Hongyanhe 4 CPR-1000 15 August 2009 2015 [12]
Phase II
Hongyanhe 5 ACPR-1000 [13]
Hongyanhe 6 ACPR-1000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hongyanhe 1 enters commercial operation". World Nuclear News. World Nuclear Association. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Construction gets under way at Chinese sites". World Nuclear News (World Nuclear Association (WNA)). 24 November 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  3. ^ "Construction Starts on Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant". Xinhua News Agency. 1 July 2006. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  4. ^ "Work on Phase II of Hongyanhe plant begins". World Nuclear News. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "China's Hongyanhe nuclear plant starts operation". Nuclear Engineering International. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "New Chinese nuclear grid connection". World Nuclear News. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Hongyanhe 1". Power Reactor Information System (PRIS). International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 2013-01-21. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Hongyanhe 2". PRIS. IAEA. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Commercial operation at Hongyanhe 2". World Nuclear News. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Orders for Chinese program". World Nuclear News (WNA). 2 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  11. ^ "Hongyanhe 3". PRIS. IAEA. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hongyanhe 4". PRIS. IAEA. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "能源局:年底力争开工红沿河核电5、6号机组". 大智慧阿思达克通讯社. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.