CGN fujian Ningde Nuclear Power Plant:Unit5 and Unit6 received national approval
On July 31, after deliberation, the executive meeting of the State Council decided to approve Unit 5 and Unit 6 of CGN Fujian Ningde Nuclear Power Plant. The meeting emphasized that safety is the lifeline of nuclear power development. We must adhere to safety first and quality first, build new units in accordance with the world’s highest safety requirements, improve existing units in accordance with the latest safety standards, strengthen safety supervision in the entire chain and in all fields, and improve the localization of core technologies to ensure that nothing would go wrong.
Unit 5 and Unit 6 of CGN Ningde Nuclear Power Plant applies China’s Generation III nuclear power technology Hualong One (HPR1000), which is endowed with independent intellectual property rights. Currently, the project is advancing pre-construciton preparations in a steady and orderly manner. In addition, Unit 1 and Unit 2 of the first phase expansion project of Shandong Shidao Bay Nuclear Power Plant of Huaneng Group, in which CGN fully participated, were also approved at the meeting. The project will also adopt CGN’s Hualong One (HPR1000) technology.
▲CGN Fujian Ningde Nuclear Power Plant
CGN Ningde Nuclear Power Project is located in Taimushan Town, Fuding City, under the jurisdiction of Ningde City, Fujian Province. It is the first operational nuclear power plant in Fujian Province, the construction of which officially started on February 18, 2008. The project intends to build 6×1,000 MW nuclear power units, which are planned once and constructed in phases. The four units in Phase I were fully completed on July 21, 2016. As of June 30, 2023, the four units of Phase I have generated a total of 257.9 billion kWh. Compared with coal-fired power stations of the same scale, the project has reduced standard coal consumption by approximately 79.15 million tons and carbon dioxide emissions by more than 210 million tons, which is equivalent to afforestation of about 580,000 hectares.