Phase 1 of 1st Nuclear Power Plant in Northeast China Finished, Localization Rate at 75%

According to Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Station, Northeast China’s 1st nuclear power plant, the energy project with the largest investment, Phase 1 of the station has been finished with an average localization rate of over 75%.

Liao Weiming, General Manager of Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Co., Ltd., said that the average localization rate of the first phase of Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Station was more than 75% and that of generation units was increased. Some of the key nuclear power equipment were designed and made in China for the first time. Among them, Hongyanhe Unit 1 reactor pressure vessel was China's first independently designed and manufactured GW-level reactor pressure vessel, which is a historic breakthrough for China in this field.

In addition, steam generator, turbine generator and other crucial nuclear power equipment were manufactured by domestic companies, with some being produced in Liaoning Province. According to statistics, the Phase I project’s procurement in Liaoning reached a total value of RMB 3.4 billion.

As China's first nuclear power project in "the Eleventh Five-Year Plan" period, the Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant has set a record with four generation units approved. It is known that two units of Phase II Project has started construction in 2015, and will be put into operation in 2021.

The Phase I of Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant is the first nuclear power project in Northeast China and it is also the largest energy investment. It has a positive role and far-reaching significance to the revitalization of the northeastern old industrial base, adjustment of the energy structure in Northeast China, promotion of green and low-carbon development, as well as the development of China's nuclear power equipment manufacturing industry and industry chain, and talent training and education.

“The completion of the four generation units in Phase I is a milestone in China’s nuclear power industry. It shows our confidence as a world’s nuclear power giant”, said Liao.

The Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant Phase I is jointly invested and constructed by China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group, State Power Investment Group and Dalian Construction & Investment Group with 45%, 45% and 10% shares respectively. The project started construction in August 2007, and adopts China's in-house CPR1000 nuclear power technology, with a single-unit installed capacity of 1.118GW.

Source: Xinhua News Agency