The Hualong One demonstration project at the Fuquing nuclear power plant in China has been completed, marked by Unit 6 of power plant stepping up to commercial operating status, the China National Nuclear Cooperation' (CNNC) said this week. Unit Six went commercial on March 25, CNNC said. .
Hualong One is CNNC's third-generation pressurized water nuclear reactor with full intellectual property rights. It has become a widely accepted third-generation nuclear power reactors in the current market. It was developed and designed based on more than 30 years of experience in nuclear power research, design, manufacturing, construction, operation and management.
The Hualong One reactor innovatively adopts a 177-core design and uses a combination of passive and active safety systems, meeting the highest international safety standards and being capable of mass production.
Units 5 and 6 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in East China's Fujian province are the global Hualong One demonstration project. Unit 5 has demonstrated the best performance in the construction of the first third-generation nuclear reactors in the world.
The two units will generate approximately 20 billion kWh of electricity per year, which is equivalent to reducing standard coal consumption by 6.24 million tons, cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 16.32 million tons, or planting more than 140 million trees. This is of great significance for optimizing China's energy mix, the company said. It facilitates green and low-carbon development, and helps the country further it's carbon and carbon neutrality goals.
Hualong One has also driven the development of more than 5,300 enterprises in the upstream and downstream industry chains, bringing huge economic benefits and opportunities for transformation and upgrading to China's high-end equipment manufacturing industry.
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Bob Hopkins, just an old Pathfinder Mines Corp uranium miner from Wyoming
Perhaps someday the USA Government will wake up!