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Commencement of Main Works of Zhejiang San'Ao Nuclear Power Project Unit #1


At 9:30 on December 31, 2020, Mr. Yuan Jiajun, Secretary of Zhejiang Provincial CPC Committee and Director of Standing Committee of Zhejiang Provincial People's Congress issued the commencement order for Zhejiang San'Ao Nuclear Power Project Unit 1 and the first concrete was poured in the nuclear island, It marked the official commencement of the main project of Unit 1 of Zhejiang San'Ao Nuclear Power Project! More than 400 people, such as leading representatives from relevant ministries and commissions of the State, major leaders of Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou City and Cangnan County, and responsible comrades of relevant departments, as well as representatives of CGN and project participants attended the “Cloud Commencement” activity at the sites of Hangzhou, Beijing and San'Ao Nuclear Power Plant Site, and witnessed this important moment together.

Commencement of Main Works of Zhejiang San'Ao Nuclear Power Project Unit 1

Zhejiang San'Ao Nuclear Power Project started site survey in 2007. In May 2015, the National Energy Administration approved the project to carry out site protection and related demonstration. On September 2, 2020, the Executive Meeting of the State Council approved Units 1 and 2 of the First Phase of this project. On December 30, 2020, the National Nuclear Safety Administration issued the construction license for Units 1 and 2 of Zhejiang San’Ao Nuclear Power Phase I Project.

Zhejiang San'Ao Nuclear Power Project plans to build 6 sets of Chinese independent third-generation nuclear power “HPR1000” units, which is planned once and implemented in phases. “HPR1000” is a third-generation nuclear power technology with independent intellectual property rights, which is jointly developed by CGN and CNNC. The technology makes full use of the advantages of technology and talents accumulated in the design, construction, operation and R&D of nuclear power plants in China over the past 30 years, absorbs the successful experience in the design, construction and operation of pressurized water reactor nuclear power plants at home and abroad, innovates and adopts the safety design concept of combining active and passive, and fully embodies the safety concept relying on the nuclear power equipment manufacturing industry system and capacity formed in China, fully embodies the balance of safety and economy, the unity of advancement and maturity, and combination of active and passive safety feature, is the sustainable development of the third generation of nuclear power technology.

Effect Drawing of Zhejiang San'Ao Nuclear Power Project

According to reports, Zhejiang San'Ao Nuclear Power Project is jointly invested, constructed and operated by CGN, Zhejiang Zheneng Electric Power Co., Ltd., Wenzhou Nuclear Energy Development Co., Ltd., Cangnan Haixi Construction and Development Co., Ltd. and Geely Maijie Investment Co., Ltd. This project absorbed private capital for the first time, creating a new mode of mixed ownership of nuclear power enterprises. In the process of promoting this project, CGN adheres to the concept of “Innovation, Coordination, Green, Open and Sharing”, this project has passed more than 100 times of optimization, formed the engineering design scheme of avoiding islands and reefs, protecting beaches and protecting shorelines. At the same time, it will realize the integrated development with local governments in urban construction, industrial development, ecological environment and social humanities.

 CGN will give full play to the advantages of continuous construction of nuclear power projects for more than three decades and the construction experience of “HPR1000”, shoulder the political responsibility for nuclear safety, and work with all participating units to build a high-quality project of San'Ao Nuclear Power Project.” Mr. Yang Changli, Secretary of the Party Committee, Chairman and President of CGN, said that the construction of Zhejiang San'Ao Nuclear Power Project will effectively increase the proportion of clean energy in Zhejiang Province, help Zhejiang take the lead in building a national clean energy demonstration province, build a green and low-carbon modern energy supply system and build a clean energy production base in the Yangtze River Delta, which is of great significance for ensuring national energy strategic security and promoting realization of  peak of carbon dioxide emissions and carbon neutrality, and expanding effective investment and promoting employment growth.

With the formal start of construction of Unit 1 of Zhejiang San'Ao Nuclear Power Project, CGN now has 7 nuclear power units under construction, with an installed capacity of 8.21 GW. In addition, CGN has 24 nuclear power units in operation, with an installed capacity of 27.14 GW.