. . . . . .

let’s make something together

Give us a call or drop by anytime, we endeavour to answer all enquiries within 24 hours on business days.

Find us

PO Box 16122 Collins Street West
Victoria 8007 Australia

Email us


Phone support

Phone: + (066) 0760 0260
+ (057) 0760 0560

AP1000 Nuclear Plant Breaks A First Refueling Outage Record

  • By Admin
  • March 12, 2021

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa., March 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —  Westinghouse Electric Company announced this week that Sanmen Unit 2 in Zhejiang, China, one of the world’s first AP1000® nuclear power plants, has set a new refueling outage record in the global nuclear power industry, completing its initial outage in 28.14 days.

“Our innovative AP1000 technology allows for simplified systems and significantly reduces the amount of equipment, while improving the safety, reliability and economic efficiency of this nuclear power plant,” said Gavin Liu, president of the Westinghouse Asia Operating Plant Services Business. “We are delighted to see the first refueling outage for Sanmen Unit 2 was completed in less than 30 days. This is a great achievement for Sanmen Nuclear Power Company and further demonstrates the outstanding performance of AP1000 design.”

All four units of the AP1000 nuclear power plants in China have completed their first refueling outages in the past 18 months.  The duration of each subsequent outage has fallen significantly – from 46.66 days on the first outage to 28.14 days on Sanmen Unit 2.

“During the first AP1000 refueling outage at the Sanmen site in December 2019, a Westinghouse team of experts worked side-by-side with the Sanmen outage team to partner on outage optimization, and immediately set a new standard for a first-of-a-kind outage,” said Miao Yamin, chairman of CNNC Sanmen Nuclear Power Company Limited. “Lessons learned were openly exchanged between our teams on each subsequent outage, which has built to this impressive achievement.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.