China Finishes Second European EPR Reactor and Building a Reactor for Argentina

China reaches criticality for the second advanced European EPR reactor, Taishan 2.

Taishan 1 and 2 are the first two reactors based on the EPR design to be built in China. The two 1660 MWe reactors cost a total of US$9 million.

Construction of unit 1 of the Taishan plant started in 2009, followed by that of unit 2 in 2010. They took nine years to complete. China usually completes nuclear reactors in 4 to 5 years.

These two units are the third and fourth EPR units under construction globally, after the Olkiluoto 3 project in Finland and the Flamanville 3 project in France. The first two european EPR reactors should start next year.

Funding and Approval for China to Build a Nuclear Reactor for Argentina

China will build the fourth Nuclear Power Plant in Argentina. It will cost $7.9 billion dollars and construction will start 2021. Argentina got the price reduced by $1.1 billion and China provided a loan of US$2.5 billion.

11 thoughts on “China Finishes Second European EPR Reactor and Building a Reactor for Argentina”

  1. “chicoms”????? WOW! I haven’t heard that term in about 2 decades.


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  3. I understand it is still conceptual. If they can man it with significantly reduced staff, then it will be great. 300MWe is a nice number. I looked and saw BWR4 with electrical output as low as 357MWe (Tsuruga 1)… That RX of same design as 1240MWe station run by 500+ heads in USA.

  4. $9 million or $9 billion, Mr. Wang? If $9 million then where can I sign up for one like that for me?

  5. International competition may finally pull the stick out of the NRC’s butt. There will be a lot of American companies wanting to sell nuclear plants overseas.

  6. ESBWR has approximately the same colossal output, appears to require significantly less equipment, and is passively cooled by isolation condensers and later, gravity driven re-flood, upon station blackout. This EPR employs quadruple redundant active safety systems. Shoot, the modern VVER apparently employ passive safety systems. I imagine that China won’t build more of this design.

    Go Argentina!

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