NRC Design Certification Approval For Westinghouse AP1000
So soon after the Japan Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear disasters prove the Nuclear industry in the US is extremely resilient. The Westinghouse AP1000 is the main basis of China's move to Generation III nuclear power generation technology and involves a major technology transfer agreement. It is a 1250 MWe gross reactor with two coolant loops. The first four AP1000 reactors are being built at Sanmen and Haiyang, for CNNC and CPI respectively. At least eight more at four sites are firmly planned after them, and about 30 more are proposed to follow.