CNNC’s new reactor set to go into global market
GW tor plant at Shidaowan in Shandong province.
China has independent intellectual property rights for the production line, which was put into operation in 2016.
The company has vowed to continuously push forward the commercialization of the HTR reactors, striving for more nuclear power consumption in the coming decades, in order to achieve China’s pledge to the international community to reduce carbon emissions and generate 20 percent of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2030.
The government has pledged that renewable energy will play a more significant role in green growth, with the share of nonfossil energy reaching 15 percent by 2020 and 20 percent by 2030.
Installed nuclear capacity, which more than doubled to 27.17 GW during the period of the 12th Five-Year Plan (201115), is expected to double again by 2020 to 58 GW.
A worker performs a soldering job at a factory in Qinhuangdao, Hebei province, which makes equipment for the HTGR reactor plant at Shidaowan in Shandong province.