Rosatom completes power startup of Tianwan-3 nuclear reactor (China)

4 Jan 2018

The Russian state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom has completed power start-up of the third unit of the Tianwan nuclear power project (Tianwan-3) in Lianyungang, in the Jiangsu province of China. The turbine was brought into operation while power delivery systems tests were carried out. The 990 MWe (1,060 MWe gross) reactor was connected to the grid and started to supply electricity. It is expected to begin commercial operations later in 2018.

The Tianwan nuclear power plant is operated by the Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation, a joint venture between China National Nuclear Corporation (50%), China Power Investment Corporation (30%) and Jiangsu Guoxin Group (20%). It currently consists of Tianwan-1 and Tianwan-2, two 990 MW (1,060 MW gross) AES-91 VVER-1000 pressurised-water reactors (PWRs) designed by Gidropress and supplied by Rosatom. They were commissioned in 2006 and 2007 and of two similar units that are currently under construction on the site (Tianwan-3 and Tianwan-4).

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