An overview of China's nuclear energy industry in 2017 Nuclear 2018-01-11 17:27:00

Xi Jinping's remark on China's nuclear power

Chinese President Xi Jinping wished that China's nuclear power industry could step into the global market.

On March 16, 2017, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) signed memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabia geological survey bureau on cooperation in uranium and thorium resources.

On the same day, China Nuclear Engineering & Construction Group (CNECG) signed feasible research and cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabic energy city.

Afterwards, CNNC signed nuclear station construction contract with Argentina Nuclear Power Company on May 17 and signed memorandum with Brazil National Power Corporation and Brazil Nuclear Power Company on September 1.

Li Keqiang's remark on nuclear power station construction

On May 26, Li made an important instruction on the construction of Fuqing #5 nuclear power generating unit, the first such unit utilizing "Hualong #1" technology – wholly self-developed third generation nuclear technology.

"Nuclear Safety Law of People's Republic of China"

On September 1, President Xi signed presidential decree in passing Nuclear Safety Law of People's Republic of China and the law was enforced on January 1, 2018.

"Nuclear safety management year" move by authorities

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), National Energy Administration (NEA), Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) and State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) launched "nuclear safety management year" move in 2017.

Two 1-GW nuclear power units into commercial operation

Yangjiang nuclear power unit #4 and Fuqing nuclear power unit #4 went into commercial operation on March 15 and September 17 respectively.

AP1000 nuclear power autonomic projects push on

AP1000 nuclear power autonomic projects including Sanmen nuclear power unit #1 and Haiyang nuclear power unit #1 passed safety inspection and they were eligible to load raw materials.

Nuclear cooperation between China and Pakistan

CNNC signed commercial contract with Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) in constructing Chashma nuclear power unit #5.

Start-up of nuclear power fast reactor project construction

On December 29, China started the construction of nuclear power fast reactor demonstration project with single unit's capacity at 600,000 KW.

Launch of electron beam irradiation treatment of industrial waste water demonstration project

China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group launched electron beam irradiation treatment of industrial waste water demonstration project in Jinhua city, Zhejiang province in east China on March 15 last year.

Election of China Nuclear Energy Association 3rd council members

CNEA organized the membership conference in Beijing on April 27, 2017, electing 113 members for the 3rd council.

(Writing by William Gao  Editing by Jessie Jia)
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