Ningde Nuclear Power Plant

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Ningde Nuclear Power Plant
Ningde Nuclear Power Plant is located in China
Ningde Nuclear Power Plant
Location of Ningde Nuclear Power Plant
Official name 宁德核电站
Country People's Republic of China
Location Fuding, Ningde, Fujian
Coordinates 27°2′40″N 120°17′0″E / 27.04444°N 120.28333°E / 27.04444; 120.28333Coordinates: 27°2′40″N 120°17′0″E / 27.04444°N 120.28333°E / 27.04444; 120.28333
Status Operational
Construction began 2008
Commission date December 2012
Construction cost US$7.6 billion (units 1–4)
Owner(s) Ningde Nuclear Power Co Ltd (NDNP)
Nuclear power station
Reactor type CPR-1000 PWR
Power generation
Units operational 2 × 1080 MW
Units under const. 2 × 1080 MW
Units planned 2 × 1080 MW

Ningde Nuclear Power Plant (simplified Chinese: 宁德核电站; traditional Chinese: 寧德核電站; pinyin: Níngdé hé diàn zhàn) is a nuclear power plant in Fujian province, China. The site is located in Beiwan village in the town of Qinyu, Fuding, Ningde, Fujian.[1] The plant will ultimately have six 1,080 megawatt (MWe) CPR-1000 pressurized water reactors (PWRs).[2] The first reactor began operation on 18 April 2013.[3]

The Ningde Nuclear Power project was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in 2007.[4] The project is 51% funded by the Guangdong Nuclear Investment Company Ltd, with Datang International Power Generation Co and the Fujian Coal Group completing the shareholding. A total investment of 52 billion yuan (US$7.6 billion) should result in the completion of Ningde Phase I.[5] Including the final two units of Phase II, the total cost will exceed 70 billion yuan.[4] The four units of Phase I will generate about 30 billion kilowatt hours per year, for which the plant will charge 0.37 yuan/kW·h (11 billion yuan/year).[6]

Ningde marks a step in the development of China's domestic nuclear industry. Shu Guogang, GM of China Guangdong Nuclear Power Project said, "We built 55 percent of Ling Ao Phase 2, 70 percent of Hongyanhe, 80 percent of Ningde and 90 percent of Yangjiang Station."[7]

Site preparation at Ningde ran through 2007, with the first concrete for Ningde 1 poured in February 2008.[8] Ningde 2 followed nine months later. Construction of each unit is expected to take 58 months.[9] Ningde 1 was grid connected on 28 December 2012 and entered full commercial operation on 18 April 2013.[3][10]

Unit Type Construction start Grid connection Commercial operation Notes
Phase I
Ningde 1 CPR-1000 18 February 2008 28 December 2012 18 April 2013 [11]
Ningde 2 CPR-1000 12 November 2008 4 January 2014 4 May 2014 [12]
Ningde 3 CPR-1000 8 January 2010 2014 [13][14]
Ningde 4 CPR-1000 29 September 2010 2015 [15]
Phase II
Ningde 5 CPR-1000
Ningde 6 CPR-1000

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  1. ^ "Fujian nuclear plants begin construction". People's Daily Online. February 18, 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Nuclear Power in China". Information Papers. World Nuclear Association (WNA). April 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Ningde 1 goes commercial". World Nuclear News. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Ningde Nuclear Power Station Receives Approval". China Energy Daily. 2007-11-13. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  5. ^ "Ningde 4 the latest Chinese reactor project". World Nuclear News. 4 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  6. ^ "China's vice premier stresses improvement of energy structure". Xinhua. February 18, 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  7. ^ "China aims to build its own nuclear power stations". China Central Television. 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  8. ^ "Inauguration of Ningde construction". World Nuclear News. 18 February 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  9. ^ "Construction gets under way at Chinese sites". World Nuclear News. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  10. ^ "First electricity flows from Ningde nuclear plant". World Nuclear News. 29 December 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Ningde 1". Power Reactor Information System (PRIS). International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 2013-04-23. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Ningde 2". PRIS. IAEA. 2014-05-08. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "China's latest new reactor". World Nuclear News. 11 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  14. ^ "Ningde 3". PRIS. IAEA. 2013-04-23. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "Ningde 4". PRIS. IAEA. 2013-04-23. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 

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