Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant ( Chinese:秦山核电站 ) is located in Haiyan County, Zhejiang Province in eastern China. It is China’s first nuclear power plant designed by itself. The 300MW reactor (95% of components came from china manufactures) made in China was used for the first time.
This nuclear power plant is divided into three phases with an installed capacity of 6,279 MW. The first phase of the project started in 1984 and was completed and put into operation in 1991.
In the second phase of the project, two 600MW generator sets will be expanded on the original site, and construction has started in 1996.
The third phase of the project is the cooperation of the Chinese and Canadian governments, using heavy water reactor technology provided by Canada to build two 700MW generator sets, which were completed in 2003.
There is also an expansion project in Qinshan, about 1 km away from Qinshan, called Fangjiashan Nuclear Power Plant. This expansion project includes two 1,089 MW reactors.
The phase I of the project was led by the Ministry of Nuclear Industry of China and construction began in 1985. It was connected to the grid for the first time in December 1991 and became the only nuclear power unit put into operation in China at that time. The unit was officially put into commercial operation after two years of test operation.
Soon after the completion of the first phase, the Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant started construction of the second and third phases, and introduced foreign technical forces and domestic local government capital to participate in the construction.
- In December 1991, the first phase of the 320MW unit assembled capacity was connected to the grid for power generation. It was put into commercial operation in April 1994.
The phase II of the project is still under the independent design, construction and operation tasks of China. It adopts pressurized water reactor technology and installs 4 600MW generating units. It was completed in 2004 and is planning to continue its expansion.
- In February 2002, it was connected to the grid for power generation. The second-phase unit No. 1 has an assembled capacity of 610MW and was put into commercial operation in April 2002.
- In March 2004, the second-phase unit 2 assembled capacity of 610MW was connected to the grid for power generation. It was put into commercial operation in May 2004.
- In October 2010, the second phase of the assembly capacity of Unit 3 of 620MW was put into commercial operation.
- In December 2011, the second phase of the 4th unit with an assembled capacity of 610MW was put into commercial operation.
The third phase of the project is a cooperation between the Chinese and Canadian governments, using the heavy-water reactor technology provided by Canada, The pressurized heavy-water reactor (PHWR), to build two 700MW generating units, which were completed in 2003.
- In November 2002, the 720MW assembled capacity of Phase 3 Unit 1 was connected to the grid for power generation. It was put into commercial operation in December 2002.
- In June 2003, the assembly capacity of the second unit of the third phase was 720MW kilowatts and was connected to the grid for power generation. It was put into commercial operation in July 2003.
Fangjiashan Nuclear Power Plant (Qinshan Nuclear Power Expansion Project)
- On December 15, 2014, Fangjiashan Nuclear Power Project 1 unit with an assembled capacity of 1080MW was put into commercial operation.
- On February 12, 2015, Fangjiashan Nuclear Power Project 2 unit assembled capacity of 1080MW was put into commercial operation.
Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant Data
- East Asia
- In use
- Official name
- Other name
- Fangjiashan Nuclear Power Plant
- Qinshan, Zhejiang, China
- Qinshan Nuclear Power, Nuclear Power Plant Qinshan Joint Venture Company, The Third Qinshan Joint Venture Company
- CNNC Nuclear Operation Management, Nuclear Power Plant Qinshan Joint Venture Company, The Third Qinshan Joint Venture Company
- Mar-20, 1985
- Apr-01, 1994
- Installed capacity
- 6279 MW
- Units operational
- 1 × 298 MW 2 × 610 MW 2 × 619 MW 2 × 677 MW 2 × 1089 MW
- Reactor type
- Reactor supplier
- China National Nuclear Corporation (I; II 1–4) Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (III 1–2)
- Cooling source
- East China Sea
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