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 Operational
Construction began 2010
Commission date 25 December 2015
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 PWR
Cooling source Gulf of Tonkin
Cooling towers no
Power generation
Units operational 2 × 650 MW
Units planned 2 × 650 MW
Nameplate capacity 1,300 MW

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


Construction of the first phase of the plant which consists 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 was built by China National Nuclear Corporation and China Huaneng Group.[2][3] Unit 1 was connected to the electricity grid on 7 November 2015 and is commercially operating starting on 25 December 2015.[4]

A 600 MW pumped-storage hydroelectric plant balances the nuclear plant to comply with demand variations.[5]

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 MW each. The first unit was connected to the grid November 7, 2015 and second unit is scheduled for operations start by 2016. More than 70% of the equipment was planned to be indigenously made.[2]

Unit Type Construction start Operation start Notes
Phase I
Changjiang 1 CNP-600 25 April 2010 25 December 2015 [2] [6]
Changjiang 2 CNP-600 21 November 2010 12 August 2016 [7] [8]
Phase II
Changjiang 3 CNP-600 [9]
Changjiang 4 CNP-600 [9]

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. ^ "China's Changjiang 1 enters commercial operation". World Nuclear News. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Alstom to outfit China's 600-MW Hainan Qiongzhong pumped-storage plant" HydroWorld, 2014. Retrieved: 21 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Changjiang 1". Power Reactor Information System (PRIS). International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 2016-08-18. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Construction starts on second Hainan reactor". World Nuclear News. 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2010-11-22. 
  8. ^ "Changjiang 2". PRIS. IAEA. 2016-08-18. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Nuclear Power in China". Information Papers. World Nuclear Association (WNA). 30 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-11.