r plant, said the four reactors are the world’s first-ever third-g
上海419eneration pressurized water reactors that are being built without any time overruns.
Zheng Mingguang, president of Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Inst
itute Co Ltd, an affiliate of the State Power Investment Corp, said China has accumulated precious experiences and上海419女神会所
capabilities in nuclear power project design, construction, and operation over the past few decades.
By the end of June, China had 47 reactors in operation with a capacity of about 48.73 million kW, and the nuclear power
上海419plants produced about 160 billion kWh of electricity in the first half of 2019, up 23.09 percent year-on-year and acc
ounted for 4.75 percent of the total electricity generated in China, according to the China Nuclear Energy Association.
“We used to lag behind, but thanks to efforts of several generations of researchers, China is now among the few cou上海419女神会所
ntries in the world to have a comprehensive third-generation nuclear power industrial chain,” said Zheng, who is a
lso chief engineer of CAP1400, a third-generation nuclear reactor technology developed by the institute.
上海419China is among the best in the world’s nuclear power industry, with di
stinct competitive advantages to export nuclear power projects, he said.
CAP1400 utilizes proven technologies and takes advantage of superior design features to reduce costs and meet high上海419女神会所
safety requirements, he said, adding China is able to design and manufacture key equipment and materials.
Over 85 percent of components and devices of CAP1400, including key ones s
上海419uch as steam generators, pressure vessels, accumulators, and squib valves, can
be domestically manufactured, thanks to efforts and innovations from both State-owned and private Chinese com上海419女神会所
panies, while the rest can be sourced from multiple foreign suppliers, according to Zheng