Published:  12:45 AM, 09 June 2019

China signs deal with Russia for more nuke power units

China signs deal with Russia for more nuke power units The contract was signed in Moscow on June 5. -UNB

China has signed a general contract with Russia for constructing two more VVER-1200 reactor-based nuclear power plants.According to a statement of Russian nuclear energy agency Rosatom, the contract was signed in Moscow on June 5 during Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Russia, reports BSS.

The VVER-1200 reactor-based nuclear power units designed by Russia will be built at China's Xudapu nuclear power plant site.Russia is already constructing two nuclear power units based on VVER reactor at Rooppur of Pabna district in Bangladesh, said Rosatom.

It said the general contracts for unit-3 and unit-4 of Xudapu NPP were signed by the representatives of Atomstroyexport (ASE), Engineering Division Rosatom State Corporation, Russia and the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) in presence of the Head of States from both the countries.Earlier in March last, Russia and China signed a general contract for the construction of two VVER -1200 units (unit-7 and unit-8) at the Tianwan plant.

Power Start-ups of Xudapu NPP units No 3 and No 4 are scheduled for 2027 and 2028 respectively. Power Start-ups of unit-7 of Tianwan NPP is scheduled for 2026 while that of unit - 8 for 2027.Recently, India has also signed a contract with Russia for VVER-1200 reactor units.

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