CGN Power, a subsidiary of China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN), has completed trial run of the Unit 5 of the 6.4GW Yangjiang nuclear power plant (NPP) in Yangjiang, south China’s Guangdong Province. The firm has completed a 168-hour trial operation of the Unit 5 with 1080MW capacity, making it ready for commercial operation. Construction of Unit 5, which was connected to the grid in May 2018, commenced on September 2013. A total of six reactors are planned for the Yangjiang site of which first four are 1080MWe CPR-1000 pressurised water reactors while the units 5 and 6 are ACPR-1000s. CGN said in a statement: “Yangjiang NPP Unit 5 is China’s first reactor adopting ACPR1000 design, an evolutionary third generation nuclear technology based on CPR1000+.
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