China commissioned the world’s first 4th generation nuclear power plant

It was named “Shidaowan”

China has successfully commissioned the world’s first 4th generation nuclear power plant (NPP), which was confirmed by the State Energy Administration of the People’s Republic of China.

The new power plant, called Shidaowan, is equipped with a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HGR) and is located in the eastern province of Shandong. According to the management, the station successfully passed the test period, operating for more than 168 hours, after which it was officially launched into commercial operation.

China commissioned the world’s first 4th generation nuclear power plant

nuclear power plant
nuclear power plant

“This shows that China has reached the world’s leading level in the research, development and application of fourth-generation nuclear power technologies,” the State Energy Administration of the People’s Republic of China said.

An important aspect of the new high-temperature gas-cooled reactor is its high level of safety in the electricity production process, which makes such nuclear power plants promising for future use.

 

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