Nuclear power plant in China connects to offsite power

Westinghouse Electric Co. on March 27 said that the Chinese National Nuclear Corp. has connected Unit 1 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant to offsite power to enable testing system testing.

According to World Nuclear News, construction began on the Sanmen plant in 2009, while the pressure vessel was delivered and installed in 2011.

On March 19, 2012, Westinghouse said it completed fabrication of all 157 fuel assemblies and related components needed to operate Unit 1 at Sanmen, the first-ever AP1000 nuclear power plant.

Sanmen Unit 1 is scheduled to begin generating electricity in 2013.

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