Taishan Nuclear Power Plant


Reactors under construction ( gross ):

Reactors in planning ( gross ):

The Taishan nuclear power station ( Sino台山 核电站, Pinyin Taishan Hédiànzhàn ) is a nuclear power plant in the city of Taishan in Guangdong province, China, and will consist of two Areva EPR.


Originally planned by the type CPR at the site Taishan six reactors. But as Areva NP made ​​a more attractive offer, it was decided to build two Areva EPR ( Evolutionary Power in China marketed as Reactor). Both reactors have a rated power of 1750 MW and a net capacity of 1700 MW. These EPR could provide a basis for future reactors of this building line in China. The turbines will be supplied by Alstom and Dongfang.

The cost of the entire project amount with the cost of fuel at about eight billion euros. The reactors themselves cost 3.5 billion euros. The turbines cost 300 million euros. On 26 November 2007, the contract for the construction of the reactors between the ' Guangdong Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company ' and Areva has been completed. The China Guangdong Nuclear Power Company has signed a contract with Areva to enable the production of the fuel in China. In return, Areva gets 35 % of the production of UraMin. The first two reactor loadings and the first 17 fuel for the fuel bills are, however, made ​​in France.

In August 2008 there were the first construction work at the site. With the construction of the first reactor was officially started on Oct 28, 2009, the second followed on April 15, 2010. Owners and operators is the ' Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company, a and 30% of the French power company Electricite de France to 70 % of China China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group ( CGNPC ) is one.

Data of the reactor units

There are two planned reactors in Taishan nuclear power plant: