The Government of China has reportedly approved the construction of two nuclear power projects in the country. Reuters quoted state radio as saying that China’s cabinet approved the Hainan Changjiang nuclear power plant phase 2 project, and the Zhejiang San’ao nuclear power plant phase 1. For these two new nuclear power plants, the country has invested approximately $10.24bn (CNY70bn). Hainan Changjiang nuclear power plant phase 2 will come online in 2026, while the Zhejiang San’ao nuclear power plant phase 1 will begin operations by 2025.
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Rolls-Royce said it won a contract worth many millions of euros to provide the neutron flux monitoring system for two nuclear reactors under construction in China. The FTSE 100 engineer said under the contract with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) it would provide a complete system using its Spinline digital technology for the Zhangzhou 1 and Zhangzhou 2 reactors. The system will be designed, made and tested by Rolls-Royce instrumentation and control teams based in Grenoble, France. The teams will supervise installation and commissioning by CNNC. The technology monitors continuously the reactor’s power, fuctuations and distribution within the reactor.
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