Tsinghua entry in the market of 600 MW

Tsinghua entry in the market of 600 MW

Over 12 years of devotion to the industrialization and commercialization of HTR, CNEC and Tsinghua University have expectation towards HTR. CNEC and INET Tsinghua has reached a consensus that they will keep on optimizing the design of 600 MW HTR to ensure economic performance; both parties will further deepen the research on multi-module control scheme in terms of equipment manufacture, engineering construction, startup and commissioning.

China’s Pebble-bed Modular High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor technology (HTR) is one of sixteen major projects in national science and technology long-term development plan. HTR-PM guarded by China’s independent intellectual property rights, with its inherent safety mechanism, higher efficiency, simplified system, broad application is recognized as the advanced nuclear reactor technology with safety features of generation IV nuclear system.

A demonstration HTR-PM unit is under construction at Shidaowan near Weihai city in China’s Shandong province. The plant will initially comprise twin HTR-PM reactor modules driving a single 210 MWe steam turbine. Construction started in late 2012 and commercial operation is scheduled to start in late 2017.

A proposal to construct two 600 MWe HTRs at Ruijin city in China’s Jiangxi province passed a preliminary feasibility review in early 2015. The design of the Ruijin HTRs is based on the smaller Shidaowan demonstration HTR-PM. Construction of the Ruijin reactors is expected to start next year, with grid connection in 2021.

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Arnaud Lefevre

Arnaud Lefevre is the Chief Executive Officer of Dynatom International. Arnaud is in charge of the international development of the business portfolio.