The 4th Istanbul Nuclear Power Plants Summit (INPPS) was held in Turkey from March 8 to 9, 2017. China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) attended the summit and the follow-on exhibition as invited.
Wang Fengxue, vice president (acting president) of SNPTC, addressed the opening ceremony and delivered a keynote speech, in which Wang introduced the course of nuclear power development in China and valuable experience China has gained in nuclear power localization, and expressed the company’s willingness to share experience and discuss the path forward for nuclear power development with other countries. During the summit, Wang also met with Turkey’s Energy Undersecretary Faith Donmez and exchanged views with him on bilateral nuclear power cooperation.
During the exhibition, SNPTC displayed the progress in research and development and construction of demo project for CAP 1400, the advanced Gen III nuclear power technology of China’s proprietary, as well as localization of Gen III nuclear power equipment and qualified supplier system, project management and other core businesses through models, videos and panels. Nuclear experts from different countries visited the SNPTC booth and exchanged views with their Chinese counterparts on concerned issues.
During the summit, SNPTC, together with China First Heavy Industries (CFHI), Harbin Electric Corporation (HEC), Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) and Shanghai Electric Corporation (SEC), held a sub-forum entitled “China’s Nuclear Power Technology and Equipment Localization”, which served to share experience with nuclear experts of other countries. During the sub-forum, each of those Chinese manufacture giants delivered a keynote speech, aiming at demonstrating China’s manufacturing capabilities.
The two-day summit was hosted by Turkey’s Energy Department and covered topics concerning advanced nuclear power technology, safety of nuclear power plants, nuclear power localization and so on. The summit was attended by over 200 delegates from IAEA and other international organizations, and from nuclear power agencies, energy enterprises and equipment manufacturers of over 10 countries.