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Milestones

 

1960
INET was founded.
1964
The experimental Shielding Reactor was put into operation.
1966
New technology for reprocessing irradiated nuclear fuels by solvent extraction was successfully developed.
1989
The 5MW Nuclear Heating Reactor was put into operation.
1995
Construction of the 10MW High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor started.
1996
R&D of separation treatment of High Level Liquid Waste (HLLW) was successful.
1999
The 60Co Container Inspection System was set up.
2000
The 10MW High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor reached its criticality.
2003
The 10MW High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor reached its full power operation and began to supply power to the grid.
2004
HTR-PM standard design was started jointly by INET and CHINERGY.
2006
HTR-PM Project was listed in the National Guideline on Medium- and Long-Term Program for Science and Technology Development (2006-2020).
2006
Huaneng Shandong Shidaowan Nuclear Power Co., Ltd, the HTR-PM owner company, was established jointly invested by China Huaneng Group, Nuclear Industry Construction Group and Tsinghua University.
2008
The State Research Center for Nuclear Power Technology was set up ,focusing on R&D of key technologies applied to large-scale advanced pressurized water reactor (PWR) nuclear power plant and based in INET of Tsinghua University.
2009
The cornerstone laying ceremony of the Laboratory of Advanced Reactor Engineering was held at INET, which marked the beginning of the construction of the national key project research base.
2012
HTR-PM first concrete dumping.