Belgium-based Hamon Thermal Europe has won an order from China Nuclear Power Engineering (CNPEC) for design, supply and erection of two natural draft cooling towers for the Hubei Xianning Inland Nuclear Power Plant.

This nuclear power plant is located at Dafan town, Tongshan County, Xianning city Hubei Province.

Hamon will be responsible for the civil, thermal and mechanical design that will proceed in
partnership with China Nuclear Power Design (CNPDC).

The towers, which have a base diameter of 169m and a height of 209m, will provide cooling to two units of 1000MW each to be equipped with Westinghouse (Toshiba) AP1000 reactors.

These cooling towers will operate on a closed circuit and will prevent from rejecting of large amounts of water from the power plant, according to the company.

CNPEC is the procurement department of China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGNPC).