Construction scheduled forDaya Bay 2 in Guandong

The French and Chinese authorities have chosen a consortium of French firms to participate in the expansion of Daya Bay nuclear power plant in Guandong province of China. The expansion is expected to cost approximately (US)$2.83 billion.

Electricite de France will provide engineering work and interfaces with conventional facilities. Framatome and GEC-Alsthom will supply two 900-MW units, to be known as Daya Bay 2, in 1996.

The new plant will be identical to the original Daya Bay plant.