Two more AP1000 reactors have been connected to the grid in China during the past ten days. Haiyang-1, located in Shandong Province, owned by the China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) and operated by the Shandong Nuclear Power Company, Ltd (SDNCP) was connected to the grid on 17 August 2018. Sanmen-2, located in Zhejiang Province, was connected to the grid on 24 August 2018, according to plant owner the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). This brings to three the number of AP1000 reactors in operation worldwide following grid connection of Sanmen-1 on 30 June 2018. The fourth AP1000 at Haiyang is scheduled for operation in 2019. All four AP1000 reactors in eastern China have experienced delays and cost overruns. The Sanmen and Haiyang sites were the very first constructions of this design anywhere in the world.
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