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Pakistan’s N-reactor using Hualong One tech completes thermal testing

Our Staff Reporter : September 07, 2020

ISLAMABAD - The K2 unit at the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant in Pakistan, the first overseas unit using China’s homegrown Hualong One technology, has successfully completed Hot Functional Tests (HFT), said China National Nuclear Corporation.

The success has laid a solid foundation for subsequent major processes, including nuclear fuel loading and grid-connected power generation, China Global Television Network (CGTN) reported on Sunday.

HFT play a significant role in the construction of the nuclear power project, simulating the actual operation conditions of the nuclear power plant to verify the reliability of the main equipment and systems under the thermal conditions, before the nuclear reactor is loaded with nuclear fuel.

It is also a comprehensive inspection on the quality of the reactor coolant system equipment, pipeline sealing and welding, as well as the design, manufacture and installation of relevant systems.

Hualong One technology, also known as HPR1000, is one of the third-generation nuclear power design with the highest acceptability in the current nuclear power market, and a significant landmark achievement of China’s innovative development of nuclear power.

Currently, six units at home and abroad powered by Hualong One technology are under construction, whose safety and quality are well controlled.

On August 31 local time, the outer containment dome of the K3 unit at the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant was successfully installed, and the main structure of the nuclear power plant was completed. The No. 5 unit of China’s Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant, the world’s first pilot project using Hualong One technology, started nuclear fuel loading the same day.

 

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Electricity only, but one of the most high tech nuclear technology systems out in the world; competing with Westinghouse AP 1000, French EPR and GE Hitachi ABWR systems. It's about as cutting edge as you can get.

Each plant makes 1100 MWs of electricity.
 

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After Fukushima disaster, is world not wandering away from Neuclear power to renewables.
 

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After Fukushima disaster, is world not wandering away from Neuclear power to renewables.
There is no alternative to nuclear besides may be hydro in selected areas..
Problem with nuclear is that no further research was done in designs since 1980s given europe and america gave it up due to lack of climate crisis (till now) and chenoboryl incident

If proper money is spent on 5th gen cereamic fuel pellets and better reprocessing nuclear can do wonders
 

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