CNNC's Zhangzhou nuclear plant goes into construction
The Zhangzhou Hualong One (HPR 1000) facility in East China's Fujian province began construction on Oct 16. As the fifth Hualong One nuclear power unit built by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), its construction reflects the mass construction of Hualong One serial facilities.
Hualong One is a third-generation nuclear power technology with China's exclusive intellectual property rights, meeting the latest global safety standards. It is a major symbolic achievement in the history of China's nuclear innovation and development, as well as significant to China’s development into a country with strong nuclear power in the future.
Currently, Hualong One's four demonstration projects are progressing well worldwide, becoming the world’s only third-generation pressurized water reactor to be proceeding on schedule.
CNNC Zhangzhou Energy Co, owner of the project and a comprehensive energy company, is in charge of the investment, construction, and management of the Zhangzhou project.
The company plans to construct six million kilowatt third-generation nuclear power units. The first phase of the Zhangzhou facility, which is comprised of two units, will adopt the Hualong One technology.
It is a large-scale clean energy base in Fujian and is expected to promote the province's sound economic and societal development, generate benefits for local residents, as well as explore a new development model of nuclear power.
A view of the construction site of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant [Photo/CNNC]