(Yicai Global) Feb. 22 -- Jiangsu Nuclear Power Plant unit 3 of China National Nuclear Power Co. (CNNP) qualified for commercial operation over the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday.
The CNNP-invested unit 3 of Jiangsu Nuclear Power Plant became certified for commercial operation on Feb. 15, the nuclear power operator announced yesterday.
This marks the official completion of the first unit of the Phase II of Jiangsu Nuclear Power Plant, including units 3 and 4. The number of CNNP's in-service nuclear power units will thereby grow to 18, and its installed capacity will increase from 14,340 megawatts to 15,466 MW, while that of the active nuclear power plants with CNNP interests will increase from 7,788 MW to 8,351 MW.
CNNP adopted a series of advanced designs and conducted extensive research on its own during the construction of unit 3 to satisfy international safety requirements for third-generation nuclear power plants, per the announcement.
The construction of unit 4 of Jiangsu Nuclear Power Plant is progressing smoothly, the announcement added.
Jiangsu Nuclear Power unit 3 lies in Lianyungang, in east-central China's Jiangsu province. It broke ground Dec. 27, 2012. The reactor adopts Russian technology and its conventional island uses a generator set of domestic design and manufacture.