Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. Nuclear Energy News .




CIVIL NUCLEAR
Westinghouse announces successful setting of AP1000 containment vessel top head at China's Haiyang Unit 1
by Staff Writers
Beijing, China (SPX) Apr 03, 2013


Progress continues at China's Haiyang 1 AP1000 nuclear power plant construction site; another notable milestone was achieved March 29 with the successful setting of the containment vessel top head.

Westinghouse Electric Company, its consortium team member CB and I, China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation Ltd. and Shandong Nuclear Power Company Ltd. of China Power Investment Corporation has announced the successful setting of the AP1000 containment vessel top head (CVTH) for the nuclear island of Unit 1 at the Haiyang site in China.

Placement of the CVTH, which weighs approximately 659 tons, was completed at 9:36 a.m., China Time, on March 29. It was manufactured by Shandong Nuclear Power Equipment Manufacturing Company Ltd. in China's Shandong province.

The setting of the CVTH for Haiyang Unit 1 is another significant step this year in Westinghouse's delivery of China's four AP1000 nuclear power plant units, following the successful placement of the CVTH at Sanmen Unit 1 on Jan. 29. The achievement further demonstrates the company's commitment to the safe, high-quality and efficient delivery of its AP1000 plants worldwide.

"This is a notable milestone in our delivery of Haiyang Unit 1, and represents the solid progress that we continue to achieve at the site. Multiple pieces of critical equipment were required to be manufactured, tested and placed into the containment vessel before the setting of the CVTH could be accomplished," said Deva Chari, Westinghouse senior vice president for Nuclear Power Plant Project Delivery.

"We are pleased to mark this milestone with our partners, suppliers and customers, and to continue to work closely with them to bring the benefits of the AP1000 plant technology to the citizens of China," Chari said.

Westinghouse and CB and I signed landmark contracts with Chinese customers in 2007 to provide four AP1000 pressurized water reactors in China: two in Sanmen in Zhejiang province, and another pair in Haiyang in Shandong province.

.


Related Links
Westinghouse AP1000
Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Science, Nuclear Technology
Powering The World in the 21st Century at Energy-Daily.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





CIVIL NUCLEAR
Australia gives environmental approval to new uranium mine
Sydney (AFP) April 2, 2013
Australia on Tuesday gave environmental approval for a new uranium mine in its resource-rich west, with 36 conditions to guard against negative impacts from radiation and other factors. Environment Minister Tony Burke said he was giving the go-ahead for Toro Energy's Aus$269 million (US$281 million) Wiluna uranium project of two open pits and a processing plant, after a "rigorous environment ... read more


CIVIL NUCLEAR
Renewable Energy Group Selects FuelQuest Zytax Determination to Automate Energy Tax Processing

Researchers Engineer Plant Cell Walls to Boost Sugar Yields for Biofuels

Regulation recommendations so that biofuel plants don't become weeds

Making fuel from CO2 in the atmosphere

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Panasonic Solar PV Parking Lot Canopy Delivers

First Solar Ranked Largest Photovoltaic EPC in 2012

Magnetic fingerprints of interface defects in silicon solar cells detected

California Company Miasole Exports Thin-Film Solar Panels

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Wind skeptic British minister replaced

Using fluctuating wind power

France publishes 1GW offshore wind tenders

Davey lauds, warns Scotland on renewables

CIVIL NUCLEAR
IMF calls for energy subsidy reform

EU launches debate on 2030 targets

Philippine clean energy tariffs to start next year: govt

IMF urges countries to cut energy subsidies

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Venezuela rivals accuse each other of military meddling

Israel, Turkey may go for Med energy pact

Exxon-BHP plan floating gas processing

Two engineers killed in attack on Iraq gas field

CIVIL NUCLEAR
The Great Exoplanet Debate

Astronomers Detect Water in Atmosphere of Distant Planet

Distant planetary system is a super-sized solar system

Water signature in distant planet shows clues to its formation

CIVIL NUCLEAR
US Navy Awards Lockheed Martin Contract to Upgrade Electronic Warfare Ship Defense System

US deploys sea-based radar amid N. Korea tensions

Philippines presses for payment over damaged reef

India homes in on sub torpedo supplier

CIVIL NUCLEAR
BusinessCom Networks Connects Mars 2013

SwRI study finds liquid water flowing above and below frozen Alaskan sand dunes, hints of a wetter Mars

Opportunity Moves Into Place for Quiet Period of Operations

Measuring Mars: The MAVEN Magnetometer




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement