Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant
|Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant|
Qinshan Phase III Units 1 & 2
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Operator(s)||Qinshan Nuclear Power Company|
|Nuclear power station|
|Units operational||1 × 298 MW
3 × 610 MW
1 × 619 MW
2 × 677 MW
|Nameplate capacity||4101 MW|
The construction of the units is divided into three separate phases.
- Phase I
- Involved construction of the small-scale (≈300 MW) Unit-1 only, but was the first domestically designed and constructed nuclear power plant in the nation (95 percent of components came from domestic manufactures). That unit has so far operated for more than 10 years without an event rating 2 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
- Phase II
- The next set of reactors were mid-scale plants (≈600 MW) but still of Chinese design (CNP-600). The steam generators were made by Babcock & Wilcox of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
- Phase III
- Involved construction of two 728 MW (gross) CANDU-6 series of the CANDU reactor design supplied by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. This was reported to be the largest business venture between Canada and China to that time. In 2001, it was visited by the Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien; both units were online by 2003.
|Unit||Type||Model||Net power||Gross power||Thermal power||Start construction||First criticality||Grid connection||Commercial operation|
|Qinshan I||PWR||CNP-300||298 MW||310 MW||966 MWt||March 20, 1985||October 31, 1991||December 15, 1991||April 1, 1994|
|Qinshan II-1||PWR||CNP-600||610 MW||650 MW||1930 MWt||June 2, 1996||November 15, 2001||February 6, 2002||April 15, 2002|
|Qinshan II-2||PWR||CNP-600||610 MW||650 MW||1930 MWt||April 1, 1997||February 25, 2004||March 11, 2004||May 3, 2004|
|Qinshan II-3||PWR||CNP-600||619 MW||660 MW||1930 MWt||April 28, 2006||July 13, 2010||August 1, 2010||October 5, 2010|
|Qinshan II-4||PWR||CNP-600||610 MW||660 MW||1930 MWt||January 28, 2007||November 17, 2011||November 25, 2011||December 30, 2011|
|Qinshan III-1||PHWR||CANDU 6||677 MW||728 MW||2064 MWt||June 8, 1998||September 21, 2002||November 19, 2002||December 31, 2002|
|Qinshan III-2||PHWR||CANDU 6||677 MW||728 MW||2064 MWt||September 25, 1998||January 18, 2003||June 12, 2003||July 24, 2003|
Although Fangjiashan Nuclear Power Plant is technically a separate entity from Qinshan, the World Nuclear Association considers it to essentially be an extension of the Qinshan plant due to its extreme proximity and the fact that the original two reactors built at Fangjiashan were initially intended to be built at Qinshan phase IV (which is no longer planned).
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