The first of three ZH-65-type steam generators was installed at unit 5 of China’s Fuqing nuclear plant in Fujian province on 10 November, project developer China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said.  The steam generator was manufactured by Dongfang Electric Corporation and shipped to the site in October. 

Fuqing 5 is the first of two demonstration Hualong One (HPR1000) Generation III reactors under construction at the site. Commercial operation is scheduled for 2019 or 2020. 

Hualong One is an indigenous 1000MWe, three-loop pressurised water reactor, which incorporates elements of CNNC’s ACP1000 and China General Nuclear’s ACPR1000+ reactor designs. 

First concrete for Fuqing 5 began in May 2015, and construction of Fuqing 6 started in December 2015.  The Fuqing 5 containment building dome was installed in May 2017,

Two additional Hualong One units are under construction at CGN's Fangchenggang plant in Guangxi province. They are also due to start up in 2019 and 2020.

Photo: Steam generator installed at Fuqing 5 (Photo: CNNC)