Lingao Nuclear Power Plant--Guangdong
- Description: Lingao NPP Phase I is the second largest commercial plant established in Guangdong after Dayabay NPP was put into operation. Lingao NPP is located in the southeast of Dapeng Island near the west coast
Lingao NPP Phase I is the second largest commercial plant established in Guangdong after Dayabay NPP was put into operation. Lingao NPP is located in the southeast of Dapeng Island near the west coast of Dayabay. It employs 52 new technologies and enhances the overall safety, reliability and economy of the NPP.
Ling Ao NPP Phase II will be the third large commercial nuclear power plant to be constructed in Guangdong after the construction of Daya Bay NPP and Ling Ao NPP Phase I. It is planned to build two 1000 MW PWR Units.
The Lingao Phase I reactors are virtually replicas of adjacent Daya Bay. Construction started in May 1997 and Lingao 1 started up in February 2002 entering commercial operation in May. Lingao 2 was connected to the grid about September 2002 and entered commercial operation in January 2003. The two Lingao reactors use French technology supplied by Framatome, but with 30% localisation. They are now designated CPR-1000. They are reported to have cost $1800 per kilowatt.
While the bidding process for the delayed Generation III plants from overseas vendors was in train over more than two years (see section above on Embarking upon Generation III plants), the Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGNPC) signed contracts with Chinese designers and manufacturers for two CPR-1000 reactors as Phase II of the Lingao power station (also known as Lingdong). Construction started in December 2005 and the 1080 MWe units are due on line in 2010 and 2011. Unit 1 will be 50% localised and unit 2 will be 70% localised, under the project management of China Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation (CNPEC), part of CGNPC. Turbine-generator sets are being provided by Alstom. In June 2009, the first Chinese-made reactor pressure vessel for a 1000 MWe reactor was delivered for unit 2, from Dongfang (Guangzhou) Heavy Machinery Co.