Apr 28, 2023 (China Knowledge) - China's third "Hualong 1" nuclear power unit has officially begun commercial operation on March 25th in the Guangxi Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Station. This power station is not only the first nuclear power project built in the western region but also a significant project for the western regional development for Guangxi, an autonomous region.
The project aims to construct six one-million-kilowatt nuclear power units, which can provide 53 billion kilowatt hours of electricity annually that could satisfy the annual electricity needs of 9 million people. Additionally, the project is expected to reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 44 million tons, equivalent to afforestation of 120,000 hectares, contributing significantly to the green transformation of Guangxi's energy industry.
In this mega project Tianjin Pipe Corporation, a subsidiary of CITIC Pacific Special Steel (000708), provided critical materials for the nuclear power unit, including 20Cr, WB36CN1, and A335P22 seamless pipes. Tianjin Pipe Corporation has a long-standing cooperative relationship with China General Nuclear Power Group and is recognized as an excellent supplier with high-quality products and timely delivery.
The company's seamless pipe products have played an essential role in the successful completion of major tests, including cold testing, hot testing, loading, and grid connection for the "Hualong 1" nuclear power unit, demonstrating the company's capability in research and development, design, manufacturing, and quality control.
Known as a leading producer of seamless steel pipes for the oil and gas industry worldwide, Tianjin Steel Pipe Manufacturing has a production capacity of 3.5 million tons, with comprehensive varieties and specifications. It is highly competitive in the market and commands a strong branding in the energy sector for its pipes. It is also a strategic supplier to oil giants such as PetroChina, Sinopec, and CNOOC.
The excellent quality products and expertise in the energy industry of Tianjin Steel Pipe Manufacturing have made a significant contribution to the construction of the "Hualong 1" nuclear power unit in the Guangxi Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Station. With the development of new energy technologies and increasing global demand for energy, Tianjin Steel Pipe Manufacturing is poised to play an increasingly important role in the global energy industry.
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