On December 9, 2018, 2018 Chinese Congress on Innovative Design & Award Ceremony of China Good Design was held in Ningbo, the nuclear turbo generator “Hualong No.1” developed by Dongfang Electric Corporation won the Gold Award for “Good Design”.
"Hualong No. 1" nuclear turbo generator has been developed for seven years. It is the world's first half-speed nuclear turbo generator with completely independent intellectual property rights. On November 6, 2017, it successfully passed the real machine test in Dongfang Electric Machinery Co., Ltd, a subordinate company of Dongfang Electric Corporation. The parameters such as vibration, temperature rise and efficiency of the generator have reached the world's leading level. "Hualong No. 1" nuclear turbo generator is the third-generation nuclear power reactor model which independently developed by China on the basis of experience over 40 years. It is a landmark project for independent innovation of nuclear power technology in China and leading the development of nuclear power in the world. Currently, China has signed cooperation agreements of nuclear power with more than 20 countries including South Africa, Turkey, Argentina, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia etc.
The “Good Design” award was set up in 2015 which was originally called “Good Design in China”. The award is co-sponsored by Innovation Design Industry Strategic Alliance of China and China Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology (CKCEST). It is an authoritative design award in the field of innovative design in China, which gathering well-known think tank experts, industrial resources and financial resources in this field.