China’s Fangjiashan-2 Achieves First Criticality

Posted by NucNet on 29 December 2014 in NucNet

Plant Operation

The Fangjiashan-2 nuclear unit in Zhejiang province, eastern China, achieved first criticality on 25 December 2014, China National Nuclear Corporation said. Fuel loading at the Chinese-designed CPR-1000 pressurised water reactor unit began on 3 December 2014 and was completed ahead of schedule on 5 December 2014. Fangjiashan has two CPR-1000s. Unit 1 reached first criticality on 22 October 2014 and entered commercial operation on 16 December 2014.