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Westinghouse says first Chinese´s AP1000 reactor to be ready in early 2018

 

 

SHANGHAI
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.

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