Intergraph to supply technology for Chinese reactor project
Intergraph Corp. announced that Chinergy, the organization commissioned to build the world’s first commercial, modular high-temperature, gas-cooled reactor in China’s Shandong Province, has selected SmartPlant 3D and SmartPlant Enterprise as the core technology for project design and implementation requirements.
The Chinese media has recently announced that the Chinese government will be the first to commercially venture into this type of nuclear technology. The reports state this technology is safer and significantly less harmful to the environment, and that a by-product of this type of nuclear reactor is hydrogen, a cleaner fuel providing alternative, energy-saving options. The reports further state that once in production, expected around 2010, China will provide a new type of nuclear power to reduce China’s dependence on coal and oil to fuel its rapid growth and industrialization.