China is ready to build by itself nuclear generating
unit with a capacity of 1 million kw with the help of
latest foreign designing software, according to a
Ye Qizhen, chief designer of the second-phase project
of the Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant and academician of
the Chinese Academyof Engineering, told Xinhua that
Chinese engineers can easily develop the 1-million-kw
nuclear generating unit on the basis of the 600,000-kw
one, only with the introduction of necessary advanced
designing software from other countries.
The second phase of the Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant
consists oftwo generating units each with an installed
capacity of 650,000 kw.
The No. 2 generating unit of the second-phase project
of the Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant, located in Haiyan
County of Zhejiang Province, east China, started
commercial operation Monday, signaling that China
completed its first self-developed nuclear power plant.
The main facilities of the Qinshan plant's second
phase are similar with those to make a 1-million-kw
nuclear power plant except the core generating unit, Ye
"We will be able to reach that if research on the
generating unit and digital control system goes on and
the latest designing software is introduced," he said.
China has skilled engineers to build nuclear power
plants afterover 20 years of civil application of
nuclear power, he said.
There are four nuclear power plants in China. Besides
Qinshan, Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant and Ling'ao
Nuclear Power Plant are operating in Guangdong Province
in the south, and Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant is being
built in Lianyungang City of Jiangsu Provincein