China General Nuclear (CGN) has announced that Unit 6 at the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in the Guangdong province has competed its 168 hours of full load tests allowing it to enter commercial operations status as soon as the permits are issued.
It is the sixth unit at the plant to enter commercial operating status since March 2015, when Yangjiang Unit 1, a CPR 1000 reactor, reached that milestone. It was followed by Units 2,3 and 4, also CPR 1000 reactors, which began commercial operations in June 2015, June 2016 and March 2017, respectively. Units 5 and 6 are CGN-designed units, according to World Nuclear Association news. Unit 5 entered commercial operations status in July 2018 after a construction start in September 2013. Unit 6, in turn, reached first criticality on June 22 and was connected to the grid a week later.
CGN announced on July 24 that Unit 6 had completed its load testing with an announcement made on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
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