Caption: Ningde nuclear power plant
Unit 3 of the Ningde nuclear power plant in China began commercial operation, the second unit in less than a week.
The 1,080-MW CPR-1000 reactor completed a demonstration test run of 168 hours on June 10, which is required before a unit can enter commercial operation, according to World Nuclear News. Ningde 3 is one of four units being built at the site. Construction of units 1 and 2 began in 2008 and the units started commercial operations in June 2013 and May 2014, respectively, the article said. Construction of units 3 and 4 began in 2010. Unit 4 is scheduled to begin commercial operation in 2016.
The plant is co-owned by China General Nuclear (46 percent), China Datang Corp. (44 percent) and Fujian Energy Group (10 percent).
CGN started commercial operations at the Yangjiang 2 nuclear unit on June 8. The company has 13 reactors in commercial operation with a combined capacity of 13.8 GW, and another ten units under construction with a capacity of 12.3 GW.
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