Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station

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Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station
Yangjiang NPP 2009-1.jpg
Official name阳江核电站
CountryPeople's Republic of China
LocationDongpingzhen, Yangjiang, Guangdong
Coordinates21°42′30″N 112°15′40″E / 21.70833°N 112.26111°E / 21.70833; 112.26111Coordinates: 21°42′30″N 112°15′40″E / 21.70833°N 112.26111°E / 21.70833; 112.26111
StatusOperational
Construction beganFebruary 2008
Commission dateMarch 2014
Construction costCNY 70 billion (US$10.2 billion)
Owner(s)Guangdong Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company (GNPJVC)[1]
Operator(s)Yangjiang Nuclear Power Company
Nuclear power station
Reactor typeCPR-1000 PWR (Unit 1–4)
APCR-1000 PWR (Unit 5–6)
Power generation
Units operational5 × 1,080 MW
Units under const.1 × 1,080 MW
Nameplate capacity6,480 MW
External links
CommonsRelated media on Commons

The Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station (YNPS; Chinese: 阳江核电站; pinyin: Yángjiāng Hédiànzhàn) is a nuclear power plant in Guangdong province, China. The site is Dongping Town, Yangjiang City in western Guangdong Province.[2] The station will have six 1,000 megawatt (MW) CPR-1000 pressurized water reactors (PWRs).[3] The plant began commercial operation in March 2014,[4] and as of 2018 is the largest nuclear power station in China.

Development[edit]

The CPR-1000 is a PWR design developed by China from the Areva-designed PWRs at the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant.[5] Yangjiang marks a step in the development of China's domestic nuclear industry. Shu Guogang, GM of China Guangdong Nuclear Power Project said, "We built 55 percent of Ling Ao Phase 2, 70 percent of Hongyanhe, 80 percent of Ningde and 90 percent of Yangjiang Station."[6]

The site in Yangjiang was selected for nuclear development in 1988.[7] The project was approved in 2004.[2] The plant was originally to be one of the first in China to host Generation III reactors — specifically AP1000 reactors. In 2007 however, plans were revised from the AP1000 design to EPR design. Later in 2007 these plans were again revised, with the EPR designs to be realized at Taishan, and the established CPR-1000 reactor design (as already used at Daya Bay) selected for Yangjiang.[3] Ground was broken for the plant in February 2008; the first concrete for the first unit was poured on 16 December 2008.[7] Construction of the fourth unit was to begin in March 2011, but was delayed by China's safety review in reaction to the nuclear accident in Japan; the first concrete was poured in November 2012.

ACPR-1000 reactor type[edit]

Yangjiang 5 is the first construction of an ACPR-1000 reactor, starting in September 2013.[8] This design is an evolution to the Generation III level of the CPR-1000, and includes a core catcher and double containment as additional safety measures.[9] Yangjiang 5 was the first Chinese reactor to have a domestically-developed digital control system.[10]

Reactor data[edit]

The Yangjiang Nuclear Power Plant consist of 5 operational reactors, and 1 reactors under construction.

Unit Type Net Capacity Gross Capacity Construction start Operation start Notes
Phase I
Yangjiang 1 CPR-1000 1000 MW 1086 MW 16 December 2008 25 March 2014 [1]
Yangjiang 2 CPR-1000 1000 MW 1086 MW 4 June 2009 5 June 2015 [11]
Yangjiang 3 CPR-1000+[12] 1000 MW 1086 MW 15 November 2010 18 October 2015 [13][14]
Yangjiang 4 CPR-1000+ 1000 MW 1086 MW 17 November 2012 8 January 2017 [15]
Phase II
Yangjiang 5 ACPR-1000 1000 MW 1086 MW 18 September 2013 12 July 2018 [16][10]
Yangjiang 6 ACPR-1000 1000 MW 1086 MW 23 December 2013 2019 [17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Yangjiang 1". Power Reactor Information System (PRIS). International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 2013-01-22. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Construction of new projects". China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGNPC). Retrieved 2010-01-11.
  3. ^ a b "Nuclear Power in China". Country Briefings. World Nuclear Association (WNA). 29 December 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  4. ^ "South China nuclear plant starts commercial operation". Xinhua News Agency. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Construction gets under way at Chinese sites". World Nuclear News. World Nuclear Association (WNA). 24 November 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-11.
  6. ^ "China aims to build its own nuclear power stations". China Central Television. 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2010-01-11.
  7. ^ a b "Official start to the Yangjiang nuclear plant". World Nuclear News. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-11.
  8. ^ "Fifth reactor under construction at Yangjiang". World Nuclear News. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  9. ^ Yun Zhou (31 July 2013). "China: The next few years are crucial for nuclear industry growth". Ux Consulting. Nuclear Engineering International. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Yangjiang 5 enters commercial operation". World Nuclear News. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Yangjiang 2". PRIS. IAEA. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Nuclear Power in China". World Nuclear Association. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  13. ^ "Construction starts on third Yangjiang unit". World Nuclear News. WNA. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-17.
  14. ^ "Yangjiang 3". PRIS. IAEA. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  15. ^ "Yangjiang 4". PRIS. IAEA. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  16. ^ "Yangjiang 5". PRIS. IAEA. 2014-01-01. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  17. ^ "China celebrates construction milestones". World Nuclear News. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.

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