The Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant #1 reactor is under construction in Fuqing, SE China, 31 Oct. 2010. Being built by China National Nuclear Company (CNNC), this facility will have 6 reactors, based on CPR-1000 pressurized water reactor technology.
"Characteristics and Advantages of the Advanced Small Pressurized Water Reactor"
Journal Article, Nuclear Power, volume 5, pages 37-43
Many developed countries with strong nuclear energy technology have realized the importance of the Small Modular Reactor (SMR) and initiated heavy R&D programs in SMR. The Advanced Small Pressurized Water Reactor (ASPWR) can be used in remote power grids and replaces mid/small size fossil-fuel plants economically. Current ASPWR deeply adopts modular and integrated pressure vessel design—and a passive safety system—which effectively improves plant safety and economy. This paper performs the comparative study of safety and economy features in ASPWR and large PWRs. The authors suggest that China should start R&D programs in ASPWR.
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