Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Plant

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Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Plant
Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Plant is located in China
Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Plant
Location of Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Plant in China
Country People's Republic of China
Location Hongsha, Gangkou, Fangchenggang, Guangxi
Coordinates 21°40′15″N 108°33′30″E / 21.67083°N 108.55833°E / 21.67083; 108.55833Coordinates: 21°40′15″N 108°33′30″E / 21.67083°N 108.55833°E / 21.67083; 108.55833
Status Operational
Construction began 30 July 2010
Commission date 1 January 2016
Operator(s) Guangxi Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Group
Nuclear power station
Reactor type CPR-1000, HPR-1000
Cooling source Gulf of Tonkin
Cooling towers no
Power generation
Units operational 2 × 1000 MW
Units under const. 2 × 1000 MW
Units planned 2 × 1000 MW
Nameplate capacity 2,000 MW

Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant under construction in Fangchenggang, near Hongshacun Village ( 红沙村 ),[1] autonomous region of Guangxi (Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region) in the People's Republic of China. A total of six reactors are planned to operate at the Fangchenggang site. Units 1 and 2 are both CPR-1000s, units 3–6 are planned to be based on Hualong One reactors. Fangchenggang 3 and 4 will be the reference plant for the proposed Bradwell B plant in the UK.[2]

The plant is located about 45 kilometres from the border with Vietnam. It is a project of Guangxi Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Group, a joint venture between China Guangdong Nuclear Power Co (CGNPC) and Guangxi Investment Group.[3]

Unit 1 was connected to the electricity grid on 25 October 2015.[4] Unit 1 is commercially operating starting on 1 January 2016. [5]

Construction works for Unit 3 started in December 2015.[6] Unit 3 first concrete pour occurred on 24 December 2015.[7] First concrete for Unit 4 followed one year later, on 23 December 2016.[8]

Unit Type Construction start Operation start Notes
Phase I
Fangchenggang 1 CPR-1000 30 July 2010 1 Jan 2016 [9]
Fangchenggang 2 CPR-1000 23 Dec 2010 1 Oct 2016 [10]
Phase II
Fangchenggang 3 HPR1000 24 Dec 2015 2020 [11]
Fangchenggang 4 HPR1000 23 Dec 2016 [12]
Fangchenggang 5 HPR1000 [13]
Fangchenggang 6 HPR1000 [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "China's Fangchenggang: natural beauty and port economy". Sino-US.com. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Chinese firms join forces to market Hualong One abroad". World Nuclear News. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Construction of Fangchenggang plant starts". World Nuclear News. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "First Fangchenggang unit connected to grid". World Nuclear News. 26 October 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "FANGCHENGGANG-1 Operational Details". International Atomic Energy Agency. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Plant, Guangxi, China". Kable Intelligence Limited. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "CGN's Fangchenggang-3 begins construction with first concrete pour". China General Nuclear Power Corporation. 24 December 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Construction starts on second Hualong One". World Nuclear News. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Fangchenggang 1". Power Reactor Information System (PRIS). International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 2016-10-24. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Fangchenggang 2". PRIS. IAEA. 2016-10-24. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "Fangchenggang 3". PRIS. IAEA. 2016-10-24. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  12. ^ "Fangchenggang 4". PRIS. IAEA. 2017-01-07. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  13. ^ a b "Nuclear Power in China". Country Briefings. World Nuclear Association (WNA). December 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2017.