Yangjiang Nuclear Power Plant ( Chinese:阳江核电站 ) is located in Yangjiang City, Guangxi Province, on the southern coast of China. It is the largest nuclear power plant in China.
The total installed capacity of this power station is 6,000 MW, with a total of six 1000MW reactors. It total cost CNY 70 billion (US$10.2 billion).
It belongs to Guangdong Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company (GNPJVC) and is operated and managed by Yangjiang Nuclear Power Company.
On July 12, 2018, Unit 5 of Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station successfully completed 168 hours of demonstration operation. The unit was operating in a stable state and was qualified for commercial operation. On July 24, 2019, Unit 6 of the Yangjiang Nuclear Power Plant has completed all commissioning work and is qualified for commercial operation.
- In 1988, the site selection of Yangjiang Nuclear Power Plant began.
- In 2004, the project was approved.
- On September 26, 2007, the foundation excavation of the nuclear power plant began.
- On December 16, 2008, the construction of Unit 1 of the nuclear power plant officially began.
- On December 23, 2013, construction of Unit 6 began.
- On March 25, 2014, Unit 1 officially started to operate.
- On May 23, 2018, Unit 5 started power generation.
- On July 24, 2019, Unit 6 was commissioned and started to use.
Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station Data
- East Asia
- In use
- Official name
- Dongpingzhen, Yangjiang, Guangdong
- Guangdong Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company (GNPJVC)
- Yangjiang Nuclear Power Company
- CNY 70 billion (US$10.2 billion)
- Sep-26, 2007
- Mar-01, 2014
- Installed capacity
- 6000 MW
- Units operational
- 6 × 1,000 MW
- Reactor type
- CPR-1000 PWR (Unit 1–4) APCR-1000 PWR (Unit 5–6)
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