Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Plant

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Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Plant
CountryPeople's Republic of China
LocationHongsha, Gangkou, Fangchenggang, Guangxi
Coordinates21°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
StatusOperational
Construction began30 July 2010
Commission date1 January 2016
Operator(s)Guangxi Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Group
Nuclear power station
Reactor typeCPR-1000, HPR-1000
Cooling sourceGulf of Tonkin
Power generation
Units operational2 × 1,000 MW
Units planned2 × 1000 MW
Units under const.2 × 1000 MW
Nameplate capacity2,000 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]

Reactor data[edit]

The Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Plant consist of 2 operational reactors, 2 reactors under construction, and 2 reactors planned.

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 2022 [11]
Fangchenggang 4 HPR1000 23 Dec 2016 [12]
Fangchenggang 5 HPR1000 [13]
Fangchenggang 6 HPR1000 [13]

See also[edit]

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. Archived from the original on 6 February 2016. 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.