Located at Dapeng Peninsula on the coast of South China Sea, Daya Bay Nuclear Power Base consists of GNPS, LNPS Phase I and II which generate and send out clean power efficiently and effectively.

The largest running PWR Base, Daya Bay Base has six 1000 MWe units with a total installed capacity of 6120 MWe and an annual generation of 45 TWh. Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations and Management Co., Ltd. (DNMC) is responsible for the operations management of the base.

Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station (GNPS)

As the first-ever large commercial nuclear power plant in Mainland China, GNPS consists of two Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR) of 984 MWe each. The plant has been constructed and operated under the pattern of “starting at a significant height to introduce, digest, absorb and innovate” and “constructing with loans, repaying loans with revenues from electricity sales and joint venture operations”. The main structural work commenced in August 1987 and GNPS was put into commercial operations on May 6, 1994.

Ling Ao Nuclear Power Station Phase I (LNPS Phase I)

Taking GNPS as its reference model, LNPS Phase I has two PWRs of 990 MWe each with its 52 significant technical improvements. Its annual generation capacity is about 15 billion KWh, all sent to the Southern Grid. The construction of LNPS Phase I was started on May 15, 1997, and it had been put into commercial operations on January 8, 2003, 66 days ahead of the schedule, saving USD 381 million which equaled 10% of the total budget approved by the State authorities.

Ling Ao Nuclear Power Station Phase II (LNPS Phase II)

LNPS Phase II is the only nuclear power project constructed during the 10th Five-Year-Plan period and is a leading project under the national self-reliance program of the industry. Two CPR1000 units of 1000 MWe series, a brand owned by CGNPG, are planned. The main structural work was started on December 15, 2005. On September 15, 2010, LNPS Phase II Unit 1 entered into commercial operations. On August 7, 2011, LNPS Phase II Unit 2 was put into commercial operations.

Geographic location

Daya Bay Nuclear Power Site is situated on the coast of Daya Bay to the east of Shenzhen, and 45 and 50 kilometers from downtown Shenzhen and Hong Kong respectively.