The first 2 EPR units in China are under construction in Taishan in Guangdong province. Work is progressing at a rapid pace.
The immense 800-hectare Taishan nuclear site will accommodate six power generating units and is expected to be the world's largest nuclear power plant by capacity.
Egis is conducting the civil engineering studies for the construction of the nuclear island buildings, including the design studies, detailed basic design studies, risk factoring (earthquakes, aircraft incidents), construction surveys (including detailed calculations of reinforced concrete structures and the associated reinforcement calculation notes and field sheets, detailed calculations of the primary and secondary metal structures, earthing system calculations, etc.), and preparation of working drawings.
Joint design team was set up with our Chinese partner CNPDC to execute reinforcement drawings for several buildings.
Several Egis engineers are still working on Taishan site today, to provide support to the project team and to the construction company on questions related to civil engineering.
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