World News | December 2011
SCHOTT to supply EPAs for China's nuclear reactors
Many of the world's largest energy-consuming countries have been trying to develop their independence in energy generation through scientific and technological advancements, with an emphasis to employ safe and environmentally-friendly energy generation operations. The latest acquisition by China of SCHOTT's glass-to-metal sealed electrical penetration assemblies (EPAs) for its first commercial high temperature reactor (HTR) has set an example in this direction. These hermetic feed-throughs offer to countries like China, the safest and most reliable EPA technology available today, for their construction of the most modern nuclear power plants in the world.
Xu Yuanhui, Deputy GM of Chinergy, a JV of China Nuclear Engineering and Tsinghua Holding Company said, "Based on our investigations and comparisons, EPAs from SCHOTT can meet the high requirements for precision and quality of high temperature reactors. This is why we chose them over many other suppliers for the demonstrator reactor. In addition, it has an extremely good reputation and is a reliable supplier. This is of great importance to our HTR project. The successful completion of the demonstration of the HTR plant will pave the way for future nuclear reactor modules."