Nuclear power plant in southern China begins construction

15:37, April 27, 2010      

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The Hainan Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant in the southern end of China began construction April 25. It is an eco-friendly energy construction project with the largest investment and most advanced technology in the history of Hainan province.

The Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant is located in the Tangxing Village of Haiwei Township, Changjiang County in Hainan province and can accommodate four large-scale nuclear power units. The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and China Huaneng Group (CHG) will jointly invest nearly 19 billion yuan for its construction. The project will construct two nuclear power units with the first one estimated to begin operations at the end of 2014.

According to Sun Qin, general manager of CNNC, the project will adopt reliable and safe second-generation nuclear power technology. The single unit capacity is 650,000 kilowatts and is quite suitable for the demand of the electricity grid in Hainan.

By People's Daily Online


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