Beijing, December 25 - Neftegaz.RU. A milestone was achieved on December 22 at 03.17 am China local time (08.17 am Moscow time), that is the Start of Commercial Operation for Power Unit 4 of the Tianwan NPP (TNPP).
Thus, the stage of commissioning the TNPP Unit 4 nuclear island has successfully finished. All tests stipulated by the Commissioning Program for the TNPP Power Units 3 and 4 have been conducted. The tests have proved the nuclear island complies with the technical specifications and safety requirements set forth in the Contract.
The near future will see the signing of a Preliminary Acceptance Certificate for the Tianwan NPP Unit 4 nuclear island based on the conducted tests in accordance with the General Contract for Units 3 and 4 of Tianwan NPP made by and between Atomstroyexport as the Russian General Contractor and Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation (JNPC).
«This means that a 2-year warranty period for the plant operation has commenced, and once expired the Unit will be ultimately handed over to the Chinese Party. It is also worth noting that such a crucial stage as the start of TNPP Unit 4 commercial operation in December 2018 means that joint efforts of Russian and Chinese specialists allowed 2 Units of Tianwan NPP, Units 3 and 4, to be brought into operation in 2018. We take great pride in the fact that this strenuous work was performed in accordance with the contractual schedule adopted in 2010. It is particularly symbolic to witness this event on the day when a professional holiday, the Power Engineer Day, is celebrated in Russia,» said Alexey Bannik, Vice President for Projects in China, ROSATOM.
Tianwan NPP handover for commercial operation means that electricity generated by the Unit 4 is starting to be supplied to the national grid of China at the fixed price quoted by the authorities.