Framatome signed a long-term service contract with the Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company Limited (TNPJVC) to assist operations of two EPRs on the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in China. This contract covers nuclear plant outage and upkeep work, together with spare elements provide and engineering companies for eight years.
“This contract marks an essential step in our long-lasting collaboration with TNPJVC and illustrates the cooperation between France and China within the nuclear business, utilizing the teachings discovered from our tasks and from our expertise in nuclear plant operations,” stated Catherine Cornand, senior government vice chairman of Framatome’s Installed Base Business Unit. “At Framatome, our groups are dedicated to offering our prospects with progressive and environment friendly applied sciences and companies for the secure, dependable and low-carbon operations of nuclear vegetation worldwide.”
Taishan Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 is the primary business and operational EPR on the planet. Each able to producing 1,750 megawatts of energy, Taishan Units 1 and a couple of are the world’s strongest reactors presently in operation. The two EPRs are able to supplying the Chinese energy grid with as much as 24 terawatt hours of low-carbon electrical energy a 12 months, equal to the annual electrical energy consumption of 5 million individuals.
As a nuclear steam provide system specialist, Framatome designed the EPR and gives experience in new construct EPR tasks alongside French utility EDF. In addition to the 2 EPRs in China, Framatome is contributing to the development and commissioning of 4 EPRs – one at Olkiluoto in Finland, one at Flamanville in France and two at Hinkley Point within the United Kingdom.
TNPJVC is a three way partnership between China General Nuclear Power Corporation (51%), EDF (30%) and Guangdong Energy Group (19%).
(Source: Framatome – Image: Taishan EPR)
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