Hongyanhe nuclear Unit 3 set to begin operations soon

Hongyanhe nuclear Unit 3 set to begin operations

The third of six reactors planned at the Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Station in China is set to begin commercial operations.

The 1,080-MW Unit 3 achieved first criticality in October 2014 and is scheduled to start soon, according to Chinese news sources. The first phase of construction began in August 2009, with Unit 1 starting operations in June 2013 and Unit 2 in May 2014.

A fourth reactor is scheduled to begin commercial operations by the end of 2015, and all six units are expected to be online by the end of 2020.

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