The Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant
is a multi-unit nuclear power plant under construction in Qinshan?Town, Haiyan County,Zhejiang, the People's Republic of China. When completed, it may hold the record for the most nuclear reactors on one site;however, since the majority of the units are mid-size, it would likely be surpassed by other plants in terms of generating capacity.
The construction of the units is divided into separate stages.
Involved construction of the small-scale (≈300 MW) Unit-1 only, but was the first domestically designed and constructed nuclear power plant in the nation (95 percent of components came from domestic manufactures).That unit has so far operated for more than 10 years without an event rating 2 on the?International Nuclear Event Scale.
The next set of reactors were mid-scale plants (≈600 MW) but still of Chinese design (CNP-600). The?steam generators?were made by Babcock & Wilcox of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
Involved construction of two 728MW CANDU-6 series of the?CANDU reactor design supplied by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. This was reported to be the largest business venture between Canada and China to that time. In 2001, it was visited by the Canadian Prime Minister?Jean Chrétien; both units were online by 2003.