Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station

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Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station
Yangjiang NPP 2009-1.jpg
Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station is located in China
Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station
Location of Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station
Official name 阳江核电站
Country People's Republic of China
Location Dongpingzhen, Yangjiang, Guangdong
Coordinates 21°42′30″N 112°15′40″E / 21.70833°N 112.26111°E / 21.70833; 112.26111Coordinates: 21°42′30″N 112°15′40″E / 21.70833°N 112.26111°E / 21.70833; 112.26111
Status Operational
Construction began February 2008
Commission date March 2014
Construction cost CNY 70 billion (US$10.2 billion)
Owner(s) Guangdong Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company (GNPJVC)[1]
Operator(s) Yangjiang Nuclear Power Company
Nuclear power station
Reactor type CPR-1000 PWR (Unit 1–4)
APCR-1000 PWR (Unit 5–6)
Power generation
Units operational 1 × 1,080 MW
Units under const. 5 × 1,080 MW
Nameplate capacity 6,480 MW

The Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station (YNPS; Chinese: 阳江核电站; pinyin: Yángjiāng Hédiànzhàn) is a nuclear power plant in Guangdong province, China. The site is Dongping Town, Yangjiang City in western Guangdong Province.[2] The station will have six 1,000 megawatt (MW) CPR-1000 pressurized water reactors (PWRs).[3] The plant began commercial operation in March 2014.[4]

The CPR-1000 is a PWR design developed by China from the Areva-designed PWRs at the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant.[5] Yangjiang 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."[6]

The site in Yangjiang was selected for nuclear development in 1988.[7] The project was approved in 2004.[2] The plant was originally to be one of the first in China to host Generation III reactors — specifically AP1000 reactors. In 2007 however, plans were revised from the AP1000 design to EPR design. Later in 2007 these plans were again revised, with the EPR designs to be realized at Taishan, and the established CPR-1000 reactor design (as already used at Daya Bay) selected for Yangjiang.[3] Ground was broken for the plant in February 2008; the first concrete for the first unit was poured on 16 December 2008.[7] Construction of the fourth unit was to begin in March 2011, but was delayed by China's safety review in reaction to the nuclear accident in Japan; the first concrete was poured in November 2012.

Yangjiang 5 is the first construction of an ACPR-1000 reactor, starting in September 2013.[8] This design is an evolution to the Generation III level of the CPR-1000, and will include a core catcher and double containment as additional safety measures.[9]

Unit Type Construction start Operation start Notes
Phase I
Yangjiang 1 CPR-1000 16 December 2008 25 March 2014 [1]
Yangjiang 2 CPR-1000 4 June 2009 2014 [10]
Yangjiang 3 CPR-1000 15 November 2010 2015 [11][12]
Yangjiang 4 CPR-1000 17 November 2012 2017 [13]
Phase II
Yangjiang 5 ACPR-1000 18 September 2013 2018 [14]
Yangjiang 6 ACPR-1000 23 December 2013 2018 [15]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Yangjiang 1". Power Reactor Information System (PRIS). International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 2013-01-22. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Construction of new projects". China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGNPC). Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Nuclear Power in China". Country Briefings. World Nuclear Association (WNA). 29 December 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "South China nuclear plant starts commercial operation". Xinhua News Agency. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Construction gets under way at Chinese sites". World Nuclear News. World Nuclear Association (WNA). 24 November 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  6. ^ "China aims to build its own nuclear power stations". China Central Television. 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  7. ^ a b "Official start to the Yangjiang nuclear plant". World Nuclear News. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  8. ^ "Fifth reactor under construction at Yangjiang". World Nuclear News. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Yun Zhou (31 July 2013). "China: The next few years are crucial for nuclear industry growth". Ux Consulting (Nuclear Engineering International). Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Yangjiang 2". PRIS. IAEA. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Construction starts on third Yangjiang unit". World Nuclear News (WNA). 17 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  12. ^ "Yangjiang 3". PRIS. IAEA. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Yangjiang 4". PRIS. IAEA. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Yangjiang 5". PRIS. IAEA. 2014-01-01. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "China celebrates construction milestones". World Nuclear News. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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