the full-power demonstration test run of sanmen unit2 was completed at 21:17 on 5th, november, 2018. the reactor has now been "put into commercial operation conditions".
in september 2007, the construction of four ap1000 units in china was permitted by the authorisation: two at sanmen in zhejiang province and two more at haiyang in shandong province. construction of sanmen 1 began in april 2009, while first concrete for sanmen 2 was poured in december 2009.
the loading of fuel assemblies into its core began on 5 july. the unit achieved first criticality on 17 august. sanmen 2 was connected to the grid on 24 august, and reached 100% power for the first time on 30 september.
the successful construction of the sanmen nuclear power project is an important achievement in the development of china's third-generation of nuclear power plants, and will vigorously promote the industrialisation of china's independent passive nuclear power technology.