It's the world's first AP1000 to start up.
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) have connected the Haiyang-1 nuclear unit in the Shandong province to the Chinese grid. Power generation has started and further tests will be carried out before the unit is completely commissioned. Meanwhile, the Sanmen-2 unit located in the Zhejiang province of China has attained first criticality and is expected to be synchronized to the grid before the end of 2018.
The Sanmen and Haiyang nuclear project consist of four Westinghouse AP1000 1,000 MW units under construction, two of which on the Sanmen site and two at Haiyang. Sanmen-1 was the world's first AP1000 to start up, achieving first criticality in June and grid connection in July 2018, respectively.
This article was originally published by Enerdata.
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