China, Signs Four-Reactor Deal With Rosatom

Russia's nuclear engineer and construction giant Rosatom has signed a deal in China that calls for the construction of four Russian-designed VVER-1200 reactors, two of which are slated for the Xudabao nuclear facility, while two will be built at the Tiawan nuclear generating station in Jiangsu Province.

VVER-1201 mock upThe two units slated for the Tiawan plant will be the seventh and eighth reactors at the facility, while the two at Xudabao in Liaoning province will be Units 3 and 4 at that plant.

China will finance the construction of the new plants, which are scheduled to be operational in 2026 and 2027 for Tianwan Units 7 and 8, respectfully, while Xudabao 3 and 4 are scheduled to be commissioned in 2028, according to Nuclear News International.

An industry analyst working for China Securities International Finance Holding Company noted that China appears “willing to try out all the latest designs before endorsing a winner.”

Presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin attended the signing ceremony for the business deals, which took place in Beijing.

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