China Qinshan Reactor is 3 Months Ahead of Schedule and Could Start in 2010

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China’s Qinshan nuclear power plant has put its 650,000-kw expansion power generator unit into test run and connected it to the national electric power grid on Sunday, three months earlier than expected.

Previously we had reviewed the nuclear reactors that were expected to start in 2010

Nuclear Power Reactor Details - LINGAO 3 (Ling Ao II Phase 2) (China)
Connected to Electricity Grid 2010/08/31 
Net Capacity 1000 MWe 
Commercial Operation 2010/12/15 
Construction Started 2005/12/15 

Nuclear Power Reactor Details - QINSHAN 2-3 (China) Connected to Electricity Grid 2010/12/28 2010/10/1 Net Capacity 610 MWe Commercial Operation 2011/03/28 2010/12/28 Construction Started 2006/03/28

The construction of the first reactor at Phase 1 of the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant has started in China’s autonomous Guangxi province.

A ceremony was held on 30 July to mark the start of construction of the first of two domestically-developed 1000 MWe CPR-1000 pressurized water reactors, which will form Phase I of the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant. The cost of constructing Phase I is 25 billion yuan ($3.7 billion). Some 87% of the equipment to be used in the Phase I units is expected to be sourced from Chinese suppliers. The first unit is scheduled to begin operating in 2015, while the second will start up in 2016.

The timetable for the construction of the second phase of the Fangchenggang plant has yet to be determined, but it will increase the project’s total investment to nearly 70 billion yuan ($10.4 billion)

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