Russia and China presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping attended a ceremony marking a deal for Rosatom to build four nuclear power units in China.

The deal was signed with China National Nuclear Power (CNNC), and will see Rosatom build four Gen 3+ VVER-1200 units for the Xudabao and Tianwan nuclear plants.
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The firm will build two nuclear units at the greenfield site of Xudabao as well as two units at Tianwan (units 7 and 8).

Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation (JNPC), in cooperation with Russia’s Atomstroyexport which is a part of the ASE Group, is responsible for the construction of Tianwan nuclear power plant.

Rosatom CEO Alexey Likhachev said: “I note that over the course of longstanding cooperation with our reliable partners – China’s Atomic Energy Authority, the National Energy Administration, and the CNNC corporation – we have created an unprecedented level of trust.

“Therefore, we developed a framework for joint design and construction at the Tianwan site by both Russian and Chinese specialists.

“We continue to jointly build the most modern Gen 3+ units in China. Moreover, today we agreed to start the construction of VVER-1200 power units at a greenfield site. We have great plans to cooperate in the nuclear sphere, not only with regard to high-power nuclear power plants.”