Russia to begin 2nd stage of Tianwan nuclear power plant construction next year

RIA Novosti, PUBLISHED September 27, 2010

Russia will begin constructing two new reactors at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China next year, the head of the Rosatom state-controlled nuclear corporation said.


NPP Tianwan, (c) RIA Novosti

Russia's nuclear power equipment and service export monopoly Atomstroyexport and its Chinese partner, the Jiangsu nuclear power corporation, signed a framework agreement this March stipulating the construction of two VVER-1000 reactors with a power output of 1000MW.

"The work must begin next year," Sergei Kiriyenko said.

The first two VVER-1000 reactors at the Tianwan nuclear power plant were launched in 2007.

Atomstroyexport and the Jiangsu nuclear power corporation signed a general contract to build the plant, the largest project in Russian-Chinese economic cooperation, in 1997. The Russian company was charged with design work, equipment and material supplies, construction and assembly work, as well as training Chinese personnel.

Russia and China agreed that Moscow would receive 1.3 billion euros ($1.8 bln) to build the second stage of the Tianwan nuclear power plant. The figure is 2.2 billion euros ($3 bln) less then the initial figure.

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