China Nuclear Power Operation Technology Corporation, Ltd.
China Nuclear Power Operation Technology Corporation, Ltd. [Photo by CNNC]
As an industry-leader in the field of Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Operation and Maintenance services in China, China Nuclear Power Operation Technology Corporation, Ltd. (CNPO) is dedicated to guaranteeing the safe, reliable and economic operation of nuclear power plants throughout their lifecycle for both domestic and international customers. CNPO was set up in 2007 and merged to CNNP in 2017, with a mission of R&D and services for NPP O&M. CNPO has its headquarters and several R&D laboratories in Wuhan. To provide in-time and efficient services, CNPO has established four branch companies in China and one local office in Pakistan beside the NPP Site.
The five technical capability areas of CNPO are Engineering Services, Field Services, Simulation, Operation Management Support and Products Supply.
1) Engineering Services:
CNPO has obtained a nuclear pressure vessel design license issued by NNSA and established various thermo-hydraulic test facilities with different functions and capacities. In the engineering area, CNPO has rich experience in design, V&V, modification, supervision, ageing management, and structural integrity analysis of nuclear equipment, as well as life extension of NPP.
2) Field Services:
CNPO is the largest In-service Inspection vendor in China’s nuclear industry, providing full scope Pre-service Inspection and In-service Inspection for most NPPs of different utilities based on its world level technology. Meanwhile, CNPO focuses on specific maintenance of NPP, including refueling service, maintenance & sludge lancing of Steam Generators and Valve diagnostics & overhauling.
CNPO is also the strongest simulator developer in China. CNPO owns the advanced simulation platform-RINSIM with independent research and design and technical capability of developing 5 NPP Full Scope Simulators simultaneously. CNPO also provides a V&V Simulator, a PC Based Simulator and Virtual Reality simulation software for different users.
4) Operation Management Support
CNPO is not only a company for providing services to NPP and other industry customers, but also a technical support organization to nuclear industry administrative departments of government. Services of operation management support include operation assessment, experience feedback, and training of Reactor Operators.
5) Products Supply:
In addition to services, CNPO provides hardware and software for NPP O&M to meet the demands of different customers, such as maintenance tools, NDE equipment and probes, engineering software and training mockups.
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