Nuclear Power

16 Jul 2021

Linglong One: First Concrete Tank of the Nuclear Island Raft Foundation was Successfully Poured

16 Jul 2021  by WorldEnergy   

At 9:06 on July 13, 2021, as China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd. (CNPE) announced that the first tank of concrete (FCD) for the small reactor nuclear island reactor building has officially started, the command sound of the walkie-talkie and the roar of the pump truck In China, the world's first reactor project of "Linglong One", which was generally contracted by China National Nuclear Corporation, officially started.

In 2016, the Linglong One design became the first SMR to pass a safety review by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Each Linglong One unit has a power generating capacity of 125,000kW. After being completed, it will have an annual power generation capacity of 1 billion kWh, meeting the energy demands of 526,000 households.

The application of Linglong One can greatly reduce China’s fossil energy consumption, and promote energy saving and emission reductions.

CNNC suggests in a statement that this SMR demonstration project will enable the implementation and verification of SMR technology, speed up the improvement of China’s independent innovation capabilities in the field of SMRs, and lay the foundations for future large-scale construction.

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