Date, time & venue
2020-01-11;7:20am;Assemble in front of 7-Eleven Shop, beside Exit F (To Fuk Road) of MTR Kowloon Tong Station, at the junction of Kent Road and True Light Lane, Kowloon Tong
Technical Visit to
Daya Bay Nuclear Power Site, Daya Bay, Shenzhen
Date, Time & Venue
2020-01-11; 7:20 a.m; Daya Bay Nuclear Power Site, Daya Bay, Shenzhen
Date, Assembly Time & Assembly Place
11 January 2020 (Saturday); 7:20 am; in front of 7-Eleven Shop, beside Exit F (To Fuk Road) of MTR Kowloon Tong Station, at the junction of Kent Road and True Light Lane, Kowloon Tong (return to Assembly Place at around 4:30 pm, same day)
The visit will include a presentation on nuclear power and a site tour that covers the Full Scope Simulators of the Main Control Rooms of Daya Bay. The aim is to promote the understanding of members on the issues related to nuclear power generation and the status of nuclear power in Guangdong.
Event supported by IMechE - Hong Kong Branch.
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Organised by Nuclear Division, supported by the
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Hong Kong Branch and Hong Kong
Association of Risk Management & Safety (HKARMS), the captioned one-day
visit was held on 11 January 2020 with the participation of 29 members.
Nuclear power from Daya Bay
makes up of 25% of the electricity consumed in Hong Kong and plays a pivotal
role in its transition to a low carbon future as per its Climate Action Plan 2030+. The base consists
of three nuclear power stations, namely the Guangdong Daya Bay Nuclear Power
Station (GNPS) commissioned in 1994, the Lingao Nuclear Power Station (LNPS)
Phase 1 and Phase 2 which was fully commissioned in 2003 and 2010 respectively,
and has been safely supplying clean and reliable electricity.
Upon arrival, Ir Prof
Vincent Ho, the chairman of Nuclear Division, welcomed the participants and
briefly introduced nuclear safety. Led by Ir James Lam, the technical manager
of Hong Kong Nuclear Investment Company, the visit started with a presentation
on the nuclear power principle and the safe operation of Daya Bay. The
participants then enjoyed a tour to the exhibition hall installed with scaled
reactor models and a full-scale replica of a fuel assembly.
The highlight of the visit
was the training facility for fuel handling where reactor fuel is transferred
under water, which cools hot spent fuel and shields its radioactivity. In the
full simulator rooms for GNPS and LNPS Phase 2, participants were amazed by
continual training requirements and high professional standards of a reactor
operator. At the end of the tour, a grand overview of GNPS was provided on the
Daya Bay viewing platform.
were many discussions throughout the visit about the operational safety, the
management of nuclear waste and major workflow in case of a nuclear emergency.
It is not only an informative visit but also an opportunity for participants to
deepen their understanding of nuclear power generation and its development. The
Nuclear Division would like to thank HKNIC and Daya Bay for their hospitality.
The delegation at the
viewing platform of Daya Bay