At 9:30 on December 31, 2020, Yuan Jiajun, secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China and director of the Standing Committee of the Provincial People’s Congress, issued a construction start order. The first tank of concrete was poured on the nuclear island of Unit 1 of the Zhejiang San'ao Nuclear Power Project, marking the Zhejiang San'ao Nuclear Power Project. The main project of Unit 1 officially started!
Zhejiang San'ao Nuclear Power Project started site survey in 2007. In May 2015, the National Energy Administration approved the project to carry out site protection and related demonstration work. On September 2, 2020, the executive meeting of the State Council approved Units 1 and 2 of the first phase of the project. On December 30, 2020, the National Nuclear Safety Administration issued a construction permit for Units 1 and 2 of the Phase I Project of Zhejiang San'ao Nuclear Power Plant.
The Zhejiang San'ao Nuclear Power Project plans to build 6 units of my country's independent third-generation nuclear power "Hualong No. 1" units, which are planned once and implemented in phases.
"Hualong One" is a third-generation nuclear power technology with my country's independent intellectual property rights jointly developed by China General Nuclear Power and China National Nuclear Corporation.
This technology makes full use of our country’s accumulated technological and talent advantages in the design, construction, operation and R&D of nuclear power plants in the past 30 years, absorbs successful experience in the design, construction, and operation of PWR nuclear power plants at home and abroad, and innovatively adopts active and passive phases. The combined safety design concept, relying on China’s already formed nuclear power equipment manufacturing system and capabilities, fully embodies the balance of safety and economy, the unity of advancement and maturity, and the combination of active and passive. It is sustainable development Independent third-generation nuclear power technology.
With the official start of construction of Unit 1 of the Zhejiang San'ao Nuclear Power Project, CGN has 7 nuclear power units under construction, with an installed capacity of 8.21 million kilowatts. There are 24 nuclear power units in operation, with an installed capacity of 27.14 million kilowatts.