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First fuel loading complete at Tianwan-5

First fuel loading has been completed at the Tianwan-5 nuclear power plant under construction in Jiangsu province, eastern China, China National Nuclear Corporation said.

CNNC said the fuel loading took place on 9 July, marking the first nuclear power unit under construction in China to accomplish fuel loading period this year.

Tianwan-5 is a 1,000-MW pressurised water reactor of the domestically developed CNP-1000 design. It is seen as a Generation II+ design and a precursor to Generation III designs. Another unit of the same design, Tianwan-6, is also under construction at the site.

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