China is ready to build by itself nuclear generating unit with a capacity of 1 million kw with the help of latest foreign designing software, according to Ye Qizhen, chief designer of the second-phase project of the Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant.
Ye continued that Chinese engineers could only easily develop the 1-million-kw nuclear generating unit on the basis of the 600,000-kw one with the introduction of necessary advanced designing software from other countries. The second phase of the Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant consists of two generating units each with an installed capacity of 650,000 kw.
There are four nuclear power plants in China. Besides Qinshan, Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant and Ling'ao Nuclear Power Plant are operating in Guangdong Province in the south, and Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant is being built in Lianyungang City of Jiangsu Province in northeast China.