CNNC “digital” investment

CNNC “digital” investment


  • Release Date: November 04, 2016

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) inaugurated recently the first Board of Directors of the Nuclear Energy Software and Digital Reactor Engineering Technology Research Center (hereafter referred to as “Center”).

This Center is mainly led by Nuclear Power Institute of China (NPIC), a design institute under CNNC and jointly set up by China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE), China Nuclear Power Engineering Company Ltd (CNPE), Research Institute of Nuclear Power Operation (RINPO), Computer Application Institute of Nuclear Industry etc.

It is aimed to improve the innovation capabilities and R&D efficiency of CNNC; to introduce the R&D results into the nuclear service market; and to build a platform for CNNC’s member companies to exchange technology and experience as well as nuclear talent training.

CNNC will be actively supporting the growth of this Center by extensive exchange activities and events.


About NPIC

Nuclear Power Institute of China (NPIC), a subsidiary to China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), is the only large-scale comprehensive R&D base in China incorporating reactor engineering research, design, test, operation and small batch production. Since its foundation in 1965, NPIC has established a complete research and development system, including nuclear power engineering design, equipment assembly and supply of NSSS, reactor operation and application research, reactor engineering test and research, nuclear fuel and material research, isotope production, nuclear technology application research and services.


About CIAE

China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE), a subsidiary to China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), originating from The Institute of Modern Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences, was founded in 1950.

CIAE is composed of six departments: Department of Nuclear Physics, Department of Reactor Engineering, Department of Radiochemistry, Department of Isotope, Department of Nuclear Technology Application, and Department of Radiation Safety; 2 technical divisions: Division of Scientific and Technological Information, Division of Radiation Metrology; 6 centers or key laboratories of national or ministerial level: China Nuclear Data Center, Research Center for National Isotope Engineering Technology, National R&D Center for Fast Reactor Engineering, National Nuclear Physics Laboratory of Beijing Tandem Accelerator, Key Laboratory of Nuclear Safeguard Technology, and Primary Radiation Metrology Station of Science, Technology and Industry of National Defense; 5 divisions for engineering projects: Division of China Experimental Fast Reactor (CEFR) Project, Division of China Advanced Research Reactor(CARR) Project, Division of Beijing Radioactive Ion-beam Facilities(BRIF) Project, Division of China Reprocessing and Radiochemical Laboratory (CRARL) Project, and Division of Radioactive Waste Facility Treatment Project; Industrial entities such as Atom High-Tech. Co. Ltd., Nuclear Power Service Center and so forth. 10 research centers and key laboratories set up by China National Nuclear Cooperation (CNNC), Nuclear Science and Technology Museum of CNNC, Graduate School of Nuclear Industry and Beijing Nuclear Society are also Launched in CIAE.


About CNPE

China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd. CNPE) a subsidiary to China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), is a merger between the original 5th Nuclear Engineering Research Institute and 4th Design Institute

CNPE is China’s only nuclear power, nuclear chemical, nuclear fuel R & D design engineering company. The scope of business covers the pre-nuclear power planning, feasibility studies, project consulting, environmental assessment, engineering design, equipment procurement, construction management, construction supervision, commissioning and management, technical services, tendering agency, personnel training.

At present, the company carried out R & D tasks include proprietary third-generation pressurized water reactor nuclear power Hualong on the 1st ( HPR1000 ), ACP100 R & D design, the AP1000 third-generation nuclear power technology absorption, the fourth generation fast reactor research and design and fission – fusion hybrid reactor critical research.

It undertakes the research and design work on spent fuel reprocessing, radioactive waste treatment and decommissioning of nuclear facilities; undertakes nuclear power plant nuclear reactor fuel element production line, nuclear material and nuclear power plant; Component production line of professional research and design and nuclear equipment integration and civil environmental protection work.




Established in 1982, the Research Institute of Nuclear Power Operation (RINPO) is affiliated with the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). It is one of the scientific research institution specialized in technical support and services for safe and reliable nuclear power operation in the long term.


RINPO has established the technical support and back-up system for safeguarding national nuclear power operation safety. The technical fields include the research, experiment and design of key equipment including nuclear power steam generator, pre-service & in-service inspection of nuclear power, research and development of nuclear power simulation technology including virtual reality and simulators, R&D of nuclear power engineering application software, management of nuclear power system and equipment aging, nuclear power maintenance and nuclear power operation technical support, including peer review, experience feedback, reactor operators license examination and psychological test, human performance and training management, periodic safety review, safety and quality management.


About Author

Elaine Li

Elaine Li (李益楠) is Marketing Manager for the Chinese Market. With ten years of experience in the nuclear power market, Elaine is experts for the certification of safety equipment (HAF 604 and 601) and marketing intelligence.