The installation of heavy components has marked another step towards the completion of the Taishan European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) in Guangdong, China.

It will be the first such reactor of its type in China, once completed.
European Pressurised Reactor (EPR)
Areva chairman Luc Oursel said, “”Completed in just 38 months from the time the first concrete was poured, this shows that the work is being done in excellent conditions, and that it is benefiting from the experience that we have gained at other EPR sites as well as the quality of the partnership with CGNPC.”

Taishan Nuclear Power (TNPJVC), a joint-venture company wherein EDF holds 30 per cent stake and Chinese utility CGNPC has the remaining, is carrying out the construction activities.

Four steam generators, one pressurizer, and a reactor vessel has already been installed inside the 1st reactor building, the company said.

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