(Yicai Global) Nov. 30 -- China's three nuclear power giants have set up the country's first advanced research and development center for nuclear power in Yantai in the eastern province of Shandong.
The Yantai Nuclear Power R&D Center is led by the Yantai municipal government, with participation from the country's three major nuclear power companies, China General Nuclear Power Corporation, China National Nuclear Corporation and the State Power Investment Corporation.
"The center will focus on the construction of projects adopting China's proprietary third-generation nuclear technologies such as Hualong One and CAP1400 and develop key technologies such as small modular reactors and new energy, Shu Guogang, director of the Yantai R&D center.
Shandong's first nuclear power project, the Haiyang nuclear power project, is 93 kilometers away from Yantai and plans to build six sets of nuclear power generators with an installed capacity of several gigawatts each.
Two sets of AP1000 units will be built during its phase one project. Haiyang nuclear power unit No. 1 entered the commissioning stage this July.