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Construction Of China’s Fangchenggang-4 Hualong One Reactor Begins

Plans & Construction

2 Jan (NucNet): Construction of Unit 4 of the Fangchenggang nuclear power station in Guangxi province, southern China, began on 23 December 2016, with pouring of first concrete for the nuclear island basemat, project operator China General Nuclear Power Company (CGN) said. Fangchenggang-4 is a 1,000-MW indigenous HPR-1000 pressurised water reactor type known as Hualong One. In December 2015, CGN began construction of its first Hualong One unit — Fangchenggang-3. Units 3 and 4 at Fangchenggang will serve as a reference for the proposed Bradwell B plant in the UK, CGN said. In total, six units are planned for the Fangchenggang site. Units 1 and 2 are both domestic CPR-1000s and already in commercial operation, units 3 and 4 are Hualong Ones, and units 5 and 6 will be Westinghouse AP1000s.

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