Westinghouse says first Chinese´s AP1000 reactor to be ready in early 2018
Petroleumworld 05 18 2017
Toshiba-owned nuclear reactor manufacturer Westinghouse expects its Sanmen 1 reactor in China's Zhejiang province, the world's first AP1000 reactor, to be completed in the first quarter of 2018.
Haydn Doughty, who is in charge of the Westinghouse team at Sanmen, said that performance tests after fuel loading are likely to take six months and the loading is expected to start in two to three months.
The new schedule represents another delay to the third-generation reactor, which had originally been expected to start operating in 2014.
Reporting by David Stanway; Editing by David Goodman from Reuters.
reuters.com May 17, 2017
We invite all our readers to share with us
their views and comments about this article.
Write to email@example.com
By using this link, you agree to allow PW
to publish your comments on our letters page.
Any question or suggestions,
please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Viewed with IE 5.01+ Windows NT 4.0, '95,
'98,ME,XP, Vista, Windows 7,8,10 +/ 800x600 pixels
May 24-25, La Jolla, California