Russia takes part in tender for four reactors construction in China

Publish date: January 17, 2005

The Russian Atomstroyexport competes with French AREVA and US Westinghouse companies, the winner will be announced in February.

As China Daily reported last year, Atomstroyexport’s confidence is based on the close relations between China and Russia, while the USA promised to weaken limitations for nuclear technologies transfer to China. In particular, the USA intends to allow AP-1000 reactors export to China. These reactors are the main competitors of the Russian VVER-1000.

All the nuclear plants in China were constructed with the help of France, Canada, Russia and Japan. France helped to build the first plant. At the moment China operates nine nuclear reactors with 6450 MW total capacity, what is 1.4% of all electricity generated in the country. The experts believe this number can reach 4% by 2020, RIA-Novosti reported.

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