Reactor Pressure Vessel for Taishan Unit 1 has been delivered


After being successfully manufactured and delivered in Kobe, Japan, on October, 2011 by our partner Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, the Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) for the Taishan 1 EPR™ reactor was shipped on-time to China.

This heavy component went from Japan to Hong Kong harbor for transshipping to a smaller vessel in order to approach the Taishan site's heavy jetty.

After some storing time on site, next steps will then consist in introducing the RPV in the Reactor Building of Unit 1 before completing its installation in the reactor pit.

The RPV introduction will be the next major milestone for the Taishan EPR™ project, after the successful dome installation of Unit 1 last October.