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Technical Visit to Daya Bay Nuclear Power Site, Daya Bay, Shenzhen

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)


Programme Highlights

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.


Registration and Enquiry

The number of participants will be limited to 40 and applicants will be served on a first-come-first-serve basis. Priority will be given to the members of Nuclear Division. Valid travel documents for entering into Shenzhen will be required. Please submit online application by 26 December 2019. Successful applicants will be charged a non-refundable amount of HK$100 each to cover the administration of the visit and will be notified by email or telephone. Upon acceptance of the applications, the participants will be required to submit personal information on their travel documents for processing the entry into the power site premises. Please be reminded to bring along with valid travel documents and HKIE membership card on the day for verification. For enquiries, please contact Ms Annie KOU via Email:


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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.

There 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




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