Phase II of Ling Ao Nuclear Power Plant goes online

15:32, September 25, 2010      

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The No. 1 unit of Phase II of the Ling Ao Nuclear Power Plant was connected to the grid on Sept. 20 and started commercial operation recently, Sichuan Daily reported on Friday.

It is China's first home-made nuclear power unit based on the CPR1000, which is improved Chinese pressurized water reactor technology constructed by Sichuan-based Dongfang Turbine Co., Ltd.

The No. 1 unit is the largest one, both in terms of capacity and size, and it is the most advanced in technology, efficiency and automation requirements, Dongfang Chief Engineer Wang Weimin said.

Chinese nuclear power plants have relied on imports for rotors and core components in the past, but during the construction of the Ling Ao Nuclear Power Plant Phase II all the rotors have been developed and made independently by China.

Now that the No.1 unit is running, China's installed nuclear power capacity has exceeded 900 million kilowatts, marking a new high point in the development of China's energy industry.

By Liang Jun, People's Daily Online


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