Linglong No.1 SMR enters construction

On July 13, China National Nuclear Corporation’s Hainan Changjiang Multi-purpose Small Modular Reactor Technology Demonstration Project officially started at the Hainan Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant.

So far, the project has become the world’s first land-based commercial modular small reactor. The small reactor demonstration project uses the China National Nuclear Corporation Linglong No. 1 (ACP100) technology. It is a multifunctional modular small pressurized water reactor type independently developed by China National Nuclear Corporation through more than ten years of independent research and development and has independent intellectual property rights.

It is another major achievement of independent innovation after China National Nuclear Corporation’s third-generation nuclear power Hualong No. 1. In 2016, Linglong-1 became the world’s first small reactor to pass the safety review of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Different from traditional nuclear power technology, modular small-scale reactor technology has the characteristics of miniaturization, modularization, integration, and passive, high safety, short construction period, flexible deployment, and can be used as a clean distributed energy source.

Various applications such as seawater desalination, district heating/cooling, industrial heating, etc. are suitable for various scenarios such as parks, islands, mining areas, and high energy-consuming enterprises’ own energy sources.

Linglong No. 1 has a power generation of 125,000 kilowatts. After completion, the annual power generation capacity can reach 1 billion kilowatt hours, meeting the needs of 526,000 households.

Elaine Li

Elaine Li

Elaine Li (李益楠) is Marketing Manager for the Chinese Market. With ten years of experience in the nuclear power market, Elaine is experts for the certification of safety equipment (HAF 604 and 601) and marketing intelligence.
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