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The first Chinese HTGR came out for first criticality

AtomInfo.Ru, PUBLISHED 13.09.2021

The first HTGR reactor of the Shidao Bay-1 power unit (China) was brought to the criticality on September 12, 2021 at 0935 local time.

The Shidao Bay-1 unit consists of two HTR-PM reactors (high temperature gas cooled reactors, HTGR), combined with a common 211 MWe turbine.

The net electrical power data mentioned in the PRIS database is 200 MWe. The total thermal power of the two reactors is 500 MWt.

The unit construction began on December 9, 2012. The main owner of the unit is China Huaneng Group. The operator is Huaneng Shandong Shidao Bay Nuclear Power Company, Ltd.

Topics: Commissioning, Asia, China, HTGR

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