7th Annual China Nuclear Power Congress SHANGHAI, CHINA, 22-23 November, 2012
On October 24, 2012, the State Council Premier WEN Jiabao presided over an executive meeting of the State Council, where they discussed and approved the forthcoming years Nuclear Power Safety Plans and the mid-and long term Nuclear Power Development Plan. According to the prediction of WNA, it is likely that China’s installed capacity of nuclear power will reach and even exceed 67.3 GWE and 135.7 GWE in 2020 and 2030 respectively.
After success of the previous nuclear events and with support from Chinese nuclear power plant owners, as well as nuclear power plant design and engineering companies, Noppen hosted the 7th Annual China Nuclear Power Congress in Shanghai on the 22nd-23rd of November. This was a platform for the nuclear power industry in China, aimed to provide strategic opportunities for key industry professionals from China and abroad to network and explore cooperation and business opportunities. The congress illustrated China’s latest industrial policies, advanced technology solutions for the nuclear power industry, and the most up-to-date reports on major nuclear power projects in China.
Keynote Speakers of the events including XU Yuming, Deputy Secretary-General, China Nuclear Energy Association; THOMAS KOSHY, Head, Nuclear Power Technology Development, Division of Nuclear Power, International Atomic Energy Agency; XUE Weiming, Vice Director of Nuclear Environmental Engineering Department, CNNC; General Manager, CNNC Ruineng Technology Co Ltd; Se Jun YOON, Director, Korea Nuclear International Cooperation Foundation; Jean-Dominique BARBAT, China Senior Representative, AREVA Back-End Business Group, International Projects, Areva China; Dr. Jaejoo HA, Vice President, Advanced Reactor Development, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute; Dr. YAN Mingyu, The TWR Project Team Leader, The Academic Leader of TWR Science & Technology, Nuclear Power Institute of China; LI Xiaoyan, Chief Engineer of Technology Center, CPI Power Engineering Co Ltd; FANG Xiaopeng, Enterprise Specialist, GM Assistant & Project Control Manager of AP1000 Sanmen Project, State Nuclear Power Engineering Company; LI Qiang, Deputy Manager of Design and Control Department, Shandong Nuclear Power Company Ltd; REN Xiaohui, Business Development Director, Nuclear Services, Areva China; XIAN Chunyu, Chief Designer of ACPR1000+, China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group; Vice President, China Nuclear Power Design Company of Guangdong Nuclear Power Group; DENG Lintao, Deputy VP of Nuclear Power Department, Deyang Heavy Equipment Co Ltd, China National Erzhong Group Co; ZHANG Maolong, Deputy Chief Engineer, Shanghai Electric Nuclear Power Equipment Co Ltd.
A few major topics discussed during the two day congress were: The overview of China’s nuclear power development and the trend in the post- Fukushima era was also discussed and how China should adopt advanced and mature technology and the most advanced nuclear security standards, for full prevention and mitigation measures of severe accidents and further reduce the probability of a core melt and large release of radioactivity to the environment. There was an introduction of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Fukushima Action Plan & Emergency Core Cooling System Diversity Challenges. The ways to address low frequency and high consequence events Loss of Vital AC Power; increasing diversity in core cooling would be more effective than increasing redundancy. Also, how vulnerabilities need to be eliminated, with advanced design and preparedness for dealing with a potential severe accidents. There was also discussions regarding the current status and planning of nuclear power plants in China, the construction of nuclear power plants in China, plants procedure, and the latest nuclear power reactor technology.
Projects that meet the Gen III security standards will be China's key choice for new nuclear power facilities. If China can overcome various difficulties they will be able to turn the risk into opportunity, strengthen and enhance the scale of the nuclear power industry. Noppen would like to express special thanks to all 7th Annual China Nuclear Power Congress sponsors, supporters and attendees who came together to make this a very successful and informative event.