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CGN reports on 5 years of progress


Editor’s note:

Looking back over the last five years, CGN’s progress in all aspects has occurred in such a gradual, and steady manner that sometimes it may not be so conspicuous.

CGN recently summarized its achievements over the past five years, which range from technological research and development to international cooperation and brand promotion, to embrace the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China on Oct 18.

An illustration of Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Plant.

The Hualong One (HPR1000) technology, a domestically developed third-generation reactor design, was adopted in the Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. The NPP was built as a demonstration project and serves as a reference for the UK’s proposed Bradwell B (BRB) nuclear power project.

CGN’s Chairman He Yu (L, front) signs an agreement for investment in the construction of nuclear power projects in the UK with EDF (France) on Oct 21, 2015.

After arduous work, CGN’s UK project has begun generic design assessment for the Hualong One nuclear technology, which is considered a flagship product of the “Golden Era” for China-UK relations.

The FirmSys is adopted by the Unit 5 of CGN’s Yangjiang NPP.

As China’s first nuclear safety DCS platform with independent intellectual property rights, the FirmSys controls more than 260 systems and about 10,000 devices and has gained International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) certification.

A comic image of CGN-developed intelligent equipment.

CGN has developed a group of intelligent technologies and robots in remote sensing, underwater welding, nondestructive testing and emergency rescue.

A CGN offshore wind farm.

CGN’s wind energy projects cover China’s 27 provinces and regions, a leading position that has resulted in many “firsts” in the industry.

The corporation won China’s first and largest franchised wind power project, the 300,000-kw Huitengliang Wind Farm in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. It was the first centrally administrated State-owned enterprise to build a wholly China-funded overseas wind power project -- the Mortons Lane Wind Farm in Australia.

It completed Xinjiang’s Xitieshan 100 MWp PV Plant, then the world’s largest monomer grid connection photovoltaic power plant, the Shenzhen Baoan International Airport Rooftop PV power demo Project, the largest civil airport PV plant in the world, as well as the PV plant in the coal-mining subsidence areas of Datong in Shanxi province, the largest monomer bid since the establishment of CGN New Energy Holdings.

The listing ceremony of CGN Nuclear Technology Development Co (CGNNT, 000881.SZ) is held in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on Feb 27.

CGNNT is China’s first non-power nuclear technology applications company to go public. It integrates the resources of a centrally administrated State-owned enterprise with the advantages of a private company.

CGN operated energy saving projects in Xinjiang’s Hutubi and Ningxia’s Yinchuan, began a biogas project in Hengshui, Hebei province and promoted the Liangjiahe project in Shaanxi province.

CGN employees pose for a photo.

In the past five years, CGN has offered more than 7,000 training courses, benefiting more than 5,700 technical workers and 1,527 reactor operators of nuclear power stations, including 673 senior reactor operators. Its training department was honored as the most valuable company education institution in China.

CGN Chairman He Yu speaks at a listing ceremony of CGN Power Co in Hong Kong on Dec 10, 2014.

CGN Mining01164.HK, CGN New Energy01811.HK, CGN Power01816.HK and CGNNT000881.SZare the corporations four listed subsidiaries.

A panoramic view of the Husab Mine in Namibia.

CGN chairman He Yu said the globalization of the company engages various businesses and is “full-scale”. CGN has made its presence in more than 20 countries with overseas revenues accounting for over 20 percent of its total.

Being the main force of Chinese nuclear power development, CGN is committed to being the vanguard and main force for exportation of Chinese nuclear power technology to the rest of the world. It has achieved massive success in investing abroad acquiring, for example, Belgium's largest onshore wind farm and constructing the UK nuclear power project -- China’s largest investment in the UK or indeed Europe -- and becoming the largest independent power producer in Egypt and Bangladesh.

CGN is ready to embrace further opportunities and challenges in the next five years.