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Taishan nuclear power plant

Two units at the Taishan Nuclear Power Plantare under construction in Chixizhen, Taishan, Guangdong province,China.It was planned to go online in 2013 and will be the third site to house Areva's 1,750 megawatt (MW) European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) units. The project is owned by Guangdong Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company Limited (TNPC), a joint venture, which is 70% owned by China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGNPC) and 30% by Électricité de France (EDF).

On August 26, 2008, excavation work began.The first concrete for the first unit was poured in October 2009.Construction of each unit is planned to take 46 months, significantly faster and cheaper than the first two EPRs in Finland and France.

Each generator delivers 1750 MWe, and said to be the largest single-piece electrical generator. The 495 tonne generator stater is built by Dongfang Electric. Of the 1750 MWe gross delivered, around 90 MWe of this power will be used by plant systems such as the large pumps that circulate cooling water, leaving 1660 MWe net for supply to the grid.


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