July 30, 2008

Shandong Nuclear Power, Westinghouse Begin Construction on Haiyang Plant

Shandong Nuclear Power along with Westinghouse Electric and its consortium partner The Shaw Group, have broken ground on the Haiyang nuclear power facility in Shandong Province of China, one month earlier than scheduled.

The Haiyang facility will house two nuclear plants, each deploying Westinghouse's AP1000 reactor. Excavation for the first of the two plants will take approximately three months to create a hole 12m-deep that will house the nuclear reactor and turbine buildings.

The Westinghouse-Shaw consortium is working in partnership with State Nuclear Power Technology to construct four nuclear power facilities in China, all using AP1000 reactor technology.