China-France JV’s second nuclear power unit ready for commercial operation in Guangdong

8 September 2019
2019-09-08 14:09

in south China's Guangdong Province, a third-generation nuclear power unit of a China-France joint venture has completed 168-hour testing operations and it is ready for commercial operation, China General Nuclear Power Corporation said on Saturday. The No. 2 unit at the Taishan nuclear power plant will be the world's second third-generation European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) nuclear power unit and it also will be the largest nuclear power operator in China.

The No. 1 unit, which was put into commercial operation in the last year December, was the first of its kind. The Taishan nuclear power plant uses the EPR for its No.1 and No. 2 power units, with a unit capacity of 1.75 million kilowatts each. The power plant is run by a joint venture set up by CGN, French energy supplier Electricite de France (EDF), and Guangdong Energy Group Co., Ltd.

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