Made in China: CNNC builds first HTGR fuel elements production line

Made in China: CNNC builds first HTGR fuel elements production line

The world’s first high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) fuel elements production line was established by CNNC as 200,000 spherical fuel components successfully rolled off the assembly line on July 17.

CNNC Chairman Wang Shoujun emphasized that China’s HTGR components have been transformed from the experimental line to industrialized production.

HTGR features with inherent safety, multi-purpose, and modular construction, which is particularly suitable for the “Belt and Road” initiative, which targets countries with small and medium-sized power grids. China has already signed memorandums of understanding (MoU) on HTGR project cooperation with countries and regions including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

*China North Nuclear Fuel Company, a subsidiary of CNNC, began to bring HTGR nuclear fuel elements production line into operation during August 2016, with completely independent intellectual property rights.
*CNNC, as China’s only company supplying nuclear fuel, is capable of providing nuclear fuel for all types of nuclear power plants in China.

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