On August 2, 2021, the steel lining module 4 of Unit 2 of the Hualong No. 1 Zhangzhou Project, which was general contracted by China National Nuclear Corporation, was successfully hoisted into place.
In May 2014, the local government gave approval for Phase I of the Zhangzhou plant, comprising two AP1000 units. The National Nuclear Safety Administration gave approval in December 2015 for the AP1000 units and confirmed site selection in October 2016. Construction of Phase I had originally been expected to start in May 2017. However, CNNC subsequently decided to use the Hualong One design instead. Two more units are planned for Phase II of the plant and a further two proposed for Phase III.