Step forward for nuclear project
The pressure vessel was put in place on the first high-temperature nuclear reactor of a demonstration power project in Shandong province last week, marking a major step toward the development of fourth-generation nuclear technology. The hightemperature and gas-cooled nuclear technology is an indigenous nuclear design by the Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology of Beijing-based Tsinghua University. Experts said the move signals that the project has entered into a major stage of installation and will be commissioned soon. The project, located in Shidao Bay of Shandong, is being jointly managed by China Huaneng Group, China Nuclear Engineering Group, and Tsinghua University.