Taishan 2 is a 1,750MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of Taishan Nuclear Power Plant. It is located in Guangdong, China. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the nuclear reactor is currently generating power and is in active status. The construction on the reactor commenced in Apr, 2010. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Jun, 2019. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Sep, 2019. Buy the profile here.

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Taishan 2 is a Generation III+ nuclear reactor developed by Framatome, the main contractor for the project.

The 1,750MW reactor is operated by Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture. China General Nuclear Power and Electricite de France are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 70% and 30% respectively.

The PWR reactor generates 10,870.5GWh/annum of electricity. It features 241 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released.

Development status

The reactor construction commenced in Apr, 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Sep, 2019.

Contractors involved

The steam turbines for the reactor have been supplied by Dongfang Electric and GE Power. The reactor system was supplied by Framatome SAS, China Nuclear Power Engineering Co Ltd and China Nuclear Power Design. The reactor vessel has been supplied by Dongfang Electric. The material used for the construction of the vessel is 16MND5. The civil works were carried out by China Construction Second Engineering Bureau.

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About Framatome

Framatome SAS (Framatome), a subsidiary of Electricite de France SA, designs and supplies nuclear equipment and steam supply systems. The company manufactures components, fuel assemblies, instrumentation, and control systems for nuclear power plants. It provides engineering and design, instrumentation and control, licensing and commissioning project management, plant performance, fuel services, aging, and asset management services. Framatome also offers outage services maintenance, components repair and replacement, and other related services. The company’s project portfolio includes Flamanville 3, Taishan 1 & 2, and Hinkley Point C. It serves defense, medical, healthcare, and other sectors. The company has operations in France, Germany, China, and the US. Framatome is headquartered in Ile-de-France, France.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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