Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant

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Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant
Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant is located in China
Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant
Location of Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant in China
Official name 福清核电站
Country China
Location Qianxue, Fuqing, Fujian
Coordinates 25°26′45″N 119°26′50″E / 25.44583°N 119.44722°E / 25.44583; 119.44722Coordinates: 25°26′45″N 119°26′50″E / 25.44583°N 119.44722°E / 25.44583; 119.44722
Status Operational
Construction began 21 November 2008
Commission date 22 November 2014
Owner(s) Fujian Fuqing Nuclear Co.
Operator(s) China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)
Nuclear power station
Reactor type PWR
Power generation
Units operational 3 × 1,000 MW
Units under const. 3 × 1,000 MW
Nameplate capacity 3,000 MW

The Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant (simplified Chinese: 福清核电站; traditional Chinese: 福清核電站; pinyin: Fúqīng Hédiànzhàn) is a nuclear power plant in Fuqing, Fujian Province, PRC. The plant is located on the coast of Xinghua Bay, near Qianxue Village, Sanshan Town.[1] The station will have six 1,000 megawatt (MW) CPR-1000 pressurized water reactors (PWRs).[2] The CPR-1000 is an advanced PWR design developed by China from the Areva-designed PWRs at the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant.[3]

The plant will be jointly constructed and operated by China National Nuclear Corporation (51%), China Huadian Corp. (39%) and the Fujian Investment & Development Co Ltd. (10%). The cost of the plant will be about 100 billion yuan (US$14.7 billion).[3]

Construction of the first unit began on 21 November 2008, and is expected to take 5 years.[2] Vice Premier Li Keqiang attended the inauguration ceremony.[3] First concrete for Unit 2 was poured on 17 June 2009 — three months ahead of schedule.[4] First concrete for Unit 3 was poured on 31 December 2010. Construction of Unit 4 was to begin in 2011, but was delayed until November 2012 by China's nuclear safety review after the Japanese nuclear accident.

In November 2014 it was announced that units 5 and 6 would be of the Hualong One (updated CPR-1000) design, with unit 5 scheduled to be in operation about 2019.[5] The first concrete was poured for Fuqing 5 on 7 May 2015.[6]

Unit Type Construction start Operation start Notes
Phase I
Fuqing 1 CPR-1000 21 Nov 2008 22 Nov 2014 [3][7]
Fuqing 2 CPR-1000 17 June 2009 16 Oct 2015 [4][8]
Phase II
Fuqing 3 CPR-1000 31 Dec 2010 24 Oct 2016 [9][10]
Fuqing 4 CPR-1000 17 Nov 2012 2017 [2][11]
Fuqing 5 Hualong One 7 May 2015 2019 [6][12]
Fuqing 6 Hualong One 22 Dec 2015 2020 [5][13]

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  1. ^ "Construction of Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant commences". People's Daily Online. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Nuclear Power in China". Country Briefings. World Nuclear Association (WNA). October 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Construction gets under way at Chinese sites". World Nuclear News. WNA. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  4. ^ a b "Nuclear construction launch in China". World Nuclear News. WNA. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  5. ^ a b "Hualong One deployment at Fuqing 5". World Nuclear News. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "China starts building first Hualong One unit". World Nuclear News. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Fuqing 1". Power Reactor Information System (PRIS). International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 2013-01-19. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Fuqing 2". PRIS. IAEA. 2016-10-24. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Nuclear construction builds up". World Nuclear News. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  10. ^ "Fuqing 3". PRIS. IAEA. 2016-10-24. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "Fuqing 4". PRIS. IAEA. 2016-10-24. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  12. ^ "Fuqing 3". PRIS. IAEA. 2016-10-24. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  13. ^ "Fuqing 3". PRIS. IAEA. 2016-10-24. Retrieved 25 October 2016.