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November 3, 2021

Taishan 1, China

By Carmen

Taishan 1 is a 1,750MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of Taishan Nuclear Power Plant. It is located in Guangdong, China. The nuclear reactor is currently generating power and is in active status. The construction on the reactor commenced in Nov, 2009. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Jun, 2018. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Dec, 2018.

PID Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Main Contractor
1066 Nuclear 1,750 1,750 Active Guangdong, China Framatome

Description

Taishan 1 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.

Taishan 1 is a type of PWR reactor. It features 241 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released. The project cost is $4,210.5m.

Development Status

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The reactor construction commenced in Nov, 2009 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Dec, 2018.

Contractors Involved

The steam turbines for the reactor have been supplied by GE Power and Dongfang Electric. 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 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The material used for the construction of the vessel is 16MND5.

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.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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