Construction of unit 1 at the San'ao begins

28 January 2021

In May 2015, the National Energy Administration approved the project to carry out site protection and related demonstration work. On 2 September last year, the executive meeting of the State Council approved the construction of units 1 and 2 as the first phase of the plant. China's National Nuclear Safety Administration issued a construction permit for the two units on 30 December. 

The project marks the first Chinese nuclear power project involving private capital, with Geely Technology Group taking a 2% stake in the plant. CGN holds 46% of the shares of the project company Cangnan Nuclear Power, with other state-owned enterprises holding the remainder.

CGN Chairman and General Manager Yang Changli said the company "will use the strength of the entire group to give full play to the advantages of more than 30 years of continuous nuclear power construction and the construction experience of the Hualong One, carry out the political responsibility for nuclear safety, and work with all participating units to build the San'ao nuclear power project into a quality project".

With the official start of construction of unit 1 of the San'ao plant, CGN now has seven nuclear power reactors under construction with an installed capacity of 8.21 GWe. It currently has 24 units in operation, with an installed capacity of 27.14 GWe.

Photo: CGN