Unit 6 of China's Hongyanhe NPP in Liaoning province was connected to the grid on 2 May, China General Nuclear (CGN) announced. Hongyanhe 6, a ACPR-1000 reactor, is scheduled to begin commercial operation later this year.
Hongyanhe Phase II, units 5 and 6, comprises two 1080 MWe CGN-designed ACPR-1000 reactors. Construction of unit 5 began in March 2015 and of unit 6 the following July. Unit 5 began commercial operation in July 2021. Phase I, units 1-4, comprises four CPR-1000 pressurised water reactors, all now in operation.
Hongyanhe NPP is owned and operated by Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Company, a joint venture between CGN and State Power Investment Corporation, each holding a 45% stake, with the Dalian Municipal Construction Investment Co holding the remaining 10%.
Image: An operator in Hongyanhe unit 6's control room (Image: CGN)