China National Nuclear Corporation has recently announced successful industrial application of China’s own centrifuge machine based uranium enrichment technology, and for the first time open the Lanzhou enrichment base for media visit.
“Centrifuge machine” made in the China
Uranium enrichment technology is one of the technologies proving a country’s capability in conducting nuclear tests. The key equipment for uranium enrichment is centrifuge machine manufacturing technology which is classified as core secret. China National Nuclear Corporation engineer in chief said, centrifuge machine based uranium enrichment technology helps save more than 50% cost compared to the traditional dispersing way of uranium enrichment.
Lanzhou enrichment provided fuel for Chinese atomic booms
China Nuclear Industry Group Lanzhou Uranium Enrichment Co., LTD., once provided fuel for China’s atomic bombs, hydrogen bombs, nuclear submarines, as well as China’s first nuclear power plant in Qin Mountain Nuclear Power Plant. The successful industrial application of China’s own centrifuge machine based uranium enrichment technology will provide self-sufficient as well as economical fuel for nuclear power plant development in China.
Source: Beijing Youth Post