China’s new third-generation reactor, using technology known as Hualong One, started its dome installation in Fuqing, southeast China’s Fujian Province on Thursday, marking the construction work of the country’s first pilot nuclear power project entering into a crucial stage. If successful it could herald the start of mass production of third-generation reactor nuclear power plants. A hemispherical dome, 340 tonnes in weight and 16.8 meters in diameter, has been installed by crane at the fifth unit reactor featuring Hualong One design. “The installation, if successful, will mark the completion of its construction work and the start of the assembling stage,” Yu Peigen, deputy general manager of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) told media on Wednesday at a press conference about the project.
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