China General Nuclear Power Corporation gained wide media coverage during the sixth summit between the company and its French partner Electricité de France (EDF) in London on Nov 21.
The company Chairman He Yu gave interviews with China Central Television (CCTV), Xinhua News Agency, China News Service, China Daily and Phoenix Satellite Television.
He answered questions about CGN’s investment in British nuclear projects and the progress of the generic design assessment (GDA) of China's homegrown third generation nuclear technology – Hualong One (HPR 1000).
According to He, the six major milestones at the UK’s Hinkley Point C (HPC) power station will be completed this year and that the GDA process for the HPR 1000 technology has entered its second phase.
The six major milestones of the HPC power station include start of construction for on-site accommodation campus, the first concrete pouring of the corridor on the nuclear island, and completion of office building in the East Zone of the station.
At present, five of them have been completed with the last to be finished by the end of the year.
The nuclear cooperation projects between the two countries are progressing well, the company chairman added.
He said that CGN will continue to increase investment in the UK’s nuclear power industry, which will form a strong part of Chinese nuclear power’s globalization.
The success of the first phase of HPR1000 technology GDA means that CGN’s full preparation has been recognized by the British authorities, He Yu said.
He Yu holds a meeting with reporters from CCTV, Xinhua News Agency, China News Service, China Daily, and Phoenix Satellite Television, in London the UK on Nov 21.
CGN Chairman He Yu gives an interview with CCTV in London, the UK.
An introduction of CGN’s UK project is broadcast on CCTV-4, China Central Television's international channel for a global audience.
CNS: Nuclear cooperation between China and the UK is progressing well.
He Yu (L) discusses the progress of CGN’s UK projects with a Phoenix Satellite Television reporter.
China Daily report: CGN funds will power UK plants
Science and Technology Daily publishes a report on CGN’s HPC project.