China will begin building a nuclear power plant next month by means of fourth-generation technology that may be less vulnerable to render down than Japan’s injured Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant.
The “world’s primary high-temperature, gas-cooled reactor” will be fitted at Rongcheng in Shandong province, Cui Shaozhang, assistant general manager at Huaneng Nuclear Power Development Co., a component of China Huaneng Group Corp., the nation’s major power group, said in a conference yesterday in Singapore.
Cui said that there are dissimilarities among the Japanese and Chinese reactors; Japan’s Fukushima plant was employing old technology even as Chinese reactors are more superior.
Japan is annoying to stop a render down at Fukushima, where the oldest reactor started working in 1971, after chilling systems were banged out by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 11.
Rongcheng plant will employ helium, an inert gas, in its cooling system, and reactor cores will be clever to endure temperatures more than 1,600 degrees Celsius, 2,912 degrees Fahrenheit, for some hundred hours without dissolving down, China Business News said this week.
Cui said that the Chinese administration has confident us with the pre- condition of security and competence, standing next to a replica of the high-temperature reactor.
China is now setting up to construct more nuclear reactors than any other state, said on March 16 it balanced endorsement of all latest tiny projects until a security appraisal is carried out.
China Huaneng, China Nuclear Engineering Corp. and Tsinghua University are joint shareholders in the 200-megawatt Rongcheng expression project, according to Huaneng’s catalog. China National Nuclear Corp., the country’s major atomic plant designer, last July reported a winning test of an investigational reactor using fourth-generation technology.
China is working on its first profitable nuclear station in 1994. It presently has 14 reactors in process, 26 under building and 28 intended, according to information on the World Nuclear Association’s website.
The nation’s nuclear power ability may arrive at 40 gigawatts by 2015 and go beyond 70 gigawatts by 2020, Han Wenke, head of power research at the NDRC, said last June. China had 10.82 gigawatts of nuclear power ability at the ending of 2010, the state-owned China Electricity Council said in February.
China Huaneng Group aspires to create about 35 percent of its electrical energy using cleaner technology by 2020 to cut toxic waste, President Cao Peixi said last March. The corporation tactics to decrease coal expenditure per kilowatt-hour of electrical energy by about 10 percent to 304 grams by 2020.
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