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chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Apr 14, 2020

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Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant, located in the Qinshan subdistrict of Haiyan, is China's first self-researched, self-designed and self-constructed nuclear power station. [Photo/IC]

Located on the edge of the Hangjiahu (Hangzhou-Jiaxing-Huzhou) Plain and Hangzhou Bay, Haiyan county covers 1,072.63 square kilometers and administers five towns and four subdistricts. 

Boasting a 53.5-kilometer coastline, the longest in northern Zhejiang province, Haiyan enjoys a favorable location. The largest expressway interchange hub in Asia is located there. Hangzhou Bay Bridge, Jiashao (Jiaxing-Shaoxing) Bridge, Hangzhou-Pudong and Shaoxing-Jiaxing expressways all pass through the county, forming a one-hour traffic network to the cities of Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Ningbo. The Nantong-Suzhou-Jiaxing-Ningbo and Shanghai-Zhapu-Hangzhou railways are under construction.

In virtue of the great development opportunities created by Yangtze River Delta integration, Haiyan has been focusing on building itself into an influential city in the Hangzhou Bay area by constructing industry agglomeration platforms in recent years.

Haiyan is the cradle of nuclear power in China. Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant, China's first self-researched, self-designed and self-constructed nuclear power station, is located in the Qinshan subdistrict of Haiyan. Currently, the total installed capacity of nine nuclear power units has reached 6.54 million kilowatts, being the only nuclear power base in the world with multiple units, reactors and owners. Relying on Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant, Haiyan is striving to build a nuclear power industry cluster with great influence in China.