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International insurance preoperational inspection of under construction Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant (Lungmen NPP) Taiwan, China.

Wed, May 30, 2012

9 Ц 12, May 2012, an international insurance preoperational inspection of under construction Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant (Lungmen NPP) Taiwan, China. Two sets of advanced boiling type reactors (ABWR) each is of 1,350 Mwe power are installed at the plant. Manufacturers are:

  • Reactor  System- General Electric Company USA,
  • Turbogenerator - Mitsubishi Company, Japan,
  • Ancillary and equipment handling radiactive Waste Management - the company Hitachi, Japan

The inspection was carried out by the Expert Group of the International Nuclear insurance pool for the following areas and composed of:

UK Pool                      Mike Peach                  NSO/TPL Team Leader

US Pool                      Tom Wolff                     Machinery Breakdown

Russian Pool            Sergey Babenko         Machinery Breakdown (obs)

US Pool                      Edward Everett            Fire Protection

Taiwan Pool              Jonson Chan.

 The main purpose of the inspection was to assess the insurance risk of Lungmen nuclear power plant to accommodate the insurance cover of  the third party liability risk and the risk of damage to property. There was also the review of the analysis of common problems of the security and the level of reactor setting for the operation and nuclear-and radiation-hazardous equipment; inspection of major industrial facilities, equipment and systems, the condition of the fire safety. The experts noticed a good condition of the station and also a high availability for the start-up operations on the block number 2. The inspection identified a number of recommendations that will be forwarded by NPP after the report on the results of the inspection in accordance with the current procedure of nuclear insurance pool. The experts thanked the Shin Kori nuclear power plant for the good organization of the inspection.

Taiwan NPPs:

NPP name  Manufacturer Reactor type 
 Power Commercial operation
Chinshan NPP 2 units  General Electric BWR-4 636 MWe  Dec-1978 Unit1,   Jul-1979 Unit2
Kuosheng NPP 2 units  General Electric BWR-6 985 MWe  Dec-1981 Unit1,   Mar-1983 Unit2
Maanshan NPP  2 units  Westinghouse PWR 951 MWe  Jul-1984 Unit1   May-1985 Unit2
Lungmen NPP   2 units  General Electric ABWR 1,350 MWe  Under Construction



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