Areva strives to build China Taishan project

2022-10-16
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Areva strives to build China Taishan project

[on November 26th, 2007, witnessed by the heads of state of China and France, with the improvement of people's living standards, China Guangdong Nuclear and French enterprises signed the Taishan phase I project agreement, the largest agreement in the field of civil nuclear energy cooperation in the world, with a total amount of 50billion yuan. According to the agreement, Areva, the French nuclear power giant, will build two nuclear power units with a single unit capacity of 1.75 million kW in Taishan, and the two units will be put into business at the end of 2013 and October 2014 respectively Industry operation. The project started on schedule on September 1 last year. After nearly a year, how is Areva's progress in Taishan? Is Sino French cooperation happy? On July 29, the Japanese newspaper visited the Taishan nuclear power construction site with these questions.]

on July 28, Taishan nuclear power successfully completed the hoisting of the third cylinder module

southern Guangdong is rich in legends of fishing villages. Like Hong Kong and Shenzhen, the starting point of the Sino French Taishan nuclear power project is just a small fishing village called waist drum located on the west side of the Pearl River Bay. It takes more than 3 hours to drive from Shenzhen airport to the construction site. I got into the car before 7 o'clock in the morning. I suddenly found that the car was shuttling through a low hill and got used to the plain In order to ensure clear imaging, it is the earliest container bag experimental equipment in China at present. It was immediately attracted by the southern temperament, and began to look forward to the Weian Xiongqi of the nuclear power plant that will be developed not far away

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just the day before the visit, Taishan nuclear power successfully completed the hoisting of the third cylinder module. But at the moment, the construction site not only did not expect the workers to work in full swing and sweat, but also could not even see a few people. Shi Nan, AREVA's on-site general representative to Taishan project, who accompanied the visit, reminded that it was lunch time. There are more than 8000 people on this construction site on weekdays. Seeing the huge number of words, Shi Nan said with a smile that this is the guarantee for the completion of EPR nuclear power units in China on schedule

at present, the construction period of Finland olkiloto unit 3 and France flamenville unit 3, which started construction before China, have been extended to varying degrees, especially the former, which will be put into operation three years later than the original plan. Therefore, the outside world has questioned whether there are potential safety hazards in Areva's third generation + technology. However, Shi Nan said that there must be differences between the nuclear safety bureaus of the two countries and the construction units on the standard docking of new technologies, and it will take some time to run in, but the real killer of the EPR project in Finland is not a technical problem, but a serious lack of human resources, and the project team simply cannot recruit enough local workers

Nie Likai, vice president of Areva China and in charge of nuclear power business, later affirmed his confidence in the smooth progress of the Taishan project. He said that the strong energy of the Chinese project team in mobilizing human and other resources made him look sideways, and stressed that the construction of Taishan unit 1 and unit 2 was not only the top priority of Areva (China) company, but also the top priority of Areva headquarters. 735 and 300 engineers in France and Germany were busy with the Taishan project, and the number even exceeded 250 in China

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during the trip, Liu Haijun, an assistant to the general manager of Taishan nuclear power joint venture, revealed that the total annual power generation capacity of Taishan units 1 and 2 is 2.6 million KW, which is only equivalent to half of the annual power demand of Shenzhen three years ago. Therefore, the long-range planning of Taishan nuclear power base is to build six units, and it is basically certain that the first four units will adopt Areva's EPR technology. Unit 1 is mainly designed and built by France, but the localization degree of unit 2 is expected to be close to 90%. It is conceivable that it is only a matter of time before the latter units are completely localized. Nie Likai admitted that the technology transfer was a decision made by Areva after careful consideration, and the company was not worried about being surpassed by the Chinese people. He said that this cooperation model can be traced back to the period of the Ling'ao project. Areva aims to expand the scope of cooperation with China to the world and achieve a larger win-win situation. Shi Nan also told that the nuclear power industry, like other fields, also has a trend of globalization, so the nuclear power industry is not facing competition, but rather a trend of extensive cooperation

it is for this reason that at the end of 2009, AREVA and CGNPC jointly established wecan Co., Ltd. to provide engineering design, procurement services of megawatt reactors and overseas promotion of EPR projects for future nuclear power projects undertaken by the two companies in China

in order to help China digest EPR technology as soon as possible, AREVA began to send some Chinese engineers and technicians to France to observe and participate in the design from Taishan unit 1, and then gradually moved the design discussion to China as the project progressed. The current situation is contrary to that before the construction, when the Chinese ran to France, and now the French run to China. We send personnel to the project headquarters in Shenzhen to participate in the assistance, management and design of the project. At present, 90% of the employees of Shenzhen project department are Chinese. Nie Likai said to

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