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Rosatom: The 1st concrete has been laid at Tianwan NPP Power Unit 8 (China)

Tianwan NPP is the largest facility used in Russian-Chinese economic cooperation

Rosatom: The 1st concrete has been laid at Tianwan NPP Power Unit 8 (China)

Moscow, February 28 - Neftegaz.RU. The ceremony of the 1st concrete pouring has been held in accordance with the project schedule at the Tianwan NPP power unit No. 8 (China).
Atomstroyexport Vice-President for Projects in China Alexei Bannik pointed out:
  • Cooperation between Russia and China in the area of NPP construction has been going on for decades
  • We know and appreciate each other as successful partners, reliable friends and help-mates in the implementation of the most important strategic projects
  • Now we are working on the implementation of new contracts, namely four high-yield Gen3+ VVER-1200 units that are to be connected to the Chinese grid in the coming years
  • Even as we speak, the equipment is being designed and delivered in an intensive and positive way
  • There are going to be the most important construction works
The documentation elaborated by the engineers of the Atomenergoproekt Design Institute in St. Petersburg and handed over to the Chinese Customer has offered a chance to start the concrete pouring procedure according to the schedule.

Atomenergoproekt Director for Design of NPPs with VVER Reactors in China Valery Kedrov said:
  • As part of the implementation of the project, a designer supervision group has been established at the Tianwan NPP site
  • The division is in charge of supervising adequacy of the documentation, the work done by the Chinese Customer and its subcontractors
The strategic package of documents to determine major guidelines for the Russian-Chinese cooperation in the nuclear industry for the next decades, was signed in June 2018.
In particular, it was decided to build 4 new power units with Gen3+ VVER-1200 reactors, namely power units № 7 & 8 of the Tianwan NPP and power units № 3 & 4 of the Xudapu NPP.

Source : Neftegaz.RU


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