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China Launching 1500 MWe Nuclear Power Plant

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China’s State Power Investment Corp (SPIC) has officially launched the CAP1400 reactor design. the 1500 MWe design is a larger version of the Westinghouse AP1000 reactor. The plan is for many of these nuclear reactors to be built in China and for export to other countries. Once mass production of the CAP1400 starts, the project cost can be reduced by about 20%. Over 90% of the equipment and components can be made with internal Chinese suppliers. This includes main pumps, valves, pressure vessels, steam generators, reactor internals, control rod drive mechanisms, large forgings, nuclear-grade welding materials, 690 U-shaped pipes and

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