SPX Corporation has been awarded a contract to supply China Nuclear Power Engineering Company (CNPE) with ClydeUnion brand safety injection pumps for units 5&6 at CNPE’s Fuqing nuclear plant, which will deploy the latest Chinese reactor design, Hualong One.
SPX will supply ClydeUnion Pumps Medium Head Safety Injection (MHSI) pump packages. By securing this contract, SPX became the only non-domestic supplier of pumps for the CNPE project.
"It is exciting to be part of this project for one of the first deployments of the Hualong One Generation III reactor. We have a good working relationship with CNPE and this latest contract is another reflection on the expert engineering capability SPX consistently delivers for nuclear class pumps," said Colin Elcoate, VP Business Development, SPX Power and Energy.
The MHSI pump packages use multi-stage, centrifugal, radially split Nuclear Class II pumps. This pump design includes adapted suction technology that allows low net positive suction head (NPSH) on large flow ranges.
Fuqing is located along China’s east coast in the north-central part of Fujian province. The new Hualong One pressurized water reactor merges two leading reactor designs to form a standardized reactor that will be widely deployed throughout China. China is, additionally, targeting key export markets with this reactor design, including the United Kingdom, where it hopes to deploy the Hualong One at the Bradwell nuclear power station.
News of SPX’s contract with CNPE was recently featured in Nuclear Engineering International and World Pumps.