Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant
|Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant|
Qinshan Phase III Units 1 & 2
Location of Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant in China
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Operator(s)||Qinshan Nuclear Power Company|
|Nuclear power station|
|Units operational||1 × 298 MW
4 × 610 MW
2 × 650 MW
|Units under const.||2 × 700 MW|
|Units planned||2 × 700 MW|
|Nameplate capacity||4,038 MW|
The Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant (秦山核电站) is a multi-unit nuclear power plant under construction in Qinshan Town, Haiyan County, Zhejiang, the People's Republic of China. When completed, it may hold the record for the most nuclear reactors on one site; however, since the majority of the units are mid-size, it would likely be surpassed by other plants in terms of generating capacity.
The construction of the units is divided into separate stages.
Stage 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.
Stage III involved construction of two 728MW 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||Status||Net MW||Gross MW||First Output||Commercial operation|
|Qinshan I||CNP-300||operational||298||320||15 Dec 1991||April 1994|
|Qinshan II-1||CNP-600||operational||610||650||06 Feb 2002||2002|
|Qinshan II-2||CNP-600||operational||610||650||11 Mar 2004||2004|
|Qinshan II-3||CNP-600||operational||610||650||01 Aug 2010||2010|
|Qinshan II-4||CNP-600||operational||610||650||25 Nov 2012||2012|
|Qinshan III-1||PHWR-CANDU reactor||operational||650||728||19 Nov 2002|
|Qinshan III-2||PHWR-CANDU reactor||operational||650||728||12 Jun 2003|
|Qinshan IV-1||PHWR||under construction||700||?||—|
|Qinshan IV-2||PHWR||under construction||700||?||—|
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