Candu Energy and CNNC will cooperate on a AHWR heavy water reactor
AtomInfo.Ru, PUBLISHED 08.12.2019
The Candu Energy Inc, a subsidiary of the canadian company SNC-Lavalin, has signed a contract with the company CNNP, part of the Chinese corporation CNNC, for the pre-project activities for two-unit plant with a AHWR heavy water reactor in China.
The contract will be related to the planning and licensing. The start of construction is expected in around 2021.
The AHWR is the heavy water reactor with a 700 MWe power. This is a new development of canadian nuclear engineers with a number of the evolutionary changes to meet modern standards and requirements to third-generation reactors.
In particular, new active and passive safety systems were added. There are also measures on the standardization project with the goal to reduce capital and operating costs.
The Shanghai design Institute SNERDI will work with the project documentation from the Chinese side. The China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation was selected by the CNNC as a foreign trade agent.
The total contract value is 26.3 billion rubles.
Another 53 units are under construction.
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