China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) welcomed its first platform for water environmental management in Shenzhen, Guangdong province on Dec 26, 2017.
It is a further achievement in the field for the State-owned nuclear company following its environmental protection branch being named as a state-level high-tech enterprise in October, 2017.
The lab will use CGN’s environmental protection technologies to further improve technological innovation and develop new technologies, equipment, and materials with proprietary intellectual property rights.
Meanwhile, it plans to carry out production-university-research cooperation and study cutting-edge scientific achievements to sharpen its own competitiveness in innovation through coordination and exchange, hoping to provide strong technical support for the rapid development of CGN’s water environmental protection industry.
Wang Yulin, general manager of CGN Services Group Co, said the lab would help build a technical environmental management system consisting of water treatment, solid waste disposal and utilization, and soil remediation.
It will also help enhance the company’s core competitiveness in technical personnel since it will gather and cultivate a group of high-end talents in science and technology, Wang added.
Wang said he hoped the lab would be home to more innovative resources and set up an R&D cooperation and sharing mechanism. The lab could then expect to develop into a national environment management platform and facilitate the construction of “Beautiful China” and CGN’s water environmental protection industry.
In recent years, CGN has increased its investment in scientific research to cultivate a group of technicians. It has worked with the national key laboratories of Tsinghua University and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) and employed Ren Nanqi, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and HIT vice president as the chief scientist of CGN’s water environmental protection industry. Tian Yu, a "Yangtze River Scholar" honored by the Ministry of Education, was invited to serve as an outside director of the environmental protection subsidiary.
At present, CGN has obtained 14 patents on inventions and technologies and grown into a leader in water supply and drainage integration, comprehensive management of rivers and lakes, sponge city construction, and sea water desalination.
The launching ceremony for CGN’s first environmental management lab is held in Shenzhen, on Dec 26.