China to Launch 3rd Unit of Tianwan NPP Built With Russia in October

China to Launch 3rd Unit of Tianwan NPP Built With Russia in October

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China is planning to launch the reactor of the third unit of the Tianwan nuclear power plant (NPP) constructed with Russia’s participation in its eastern Jiangsu province in October, the president of JSC NIAEP-holding Company of JSC Atomstroyexport (JSC ASE) told Sputnik.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The official added that the specialists from both China and Russia set a goal to start loading fuel by the end of July in order to have more time for start and adjustment activities.”Within the framework of the construction of this energy unit, loading of the fuel is scheduled for August 2017. Consequently, it is expected to be brought to the minimum controlled power level in October,” Valery Limarenko said on the sidelines of the IXth International Forum ATOMEXPO 2017.

Russia and China have been developing cooperation in the nuclear sphere for many years. Two reactor units of the Tianwan NPP were constructed by Russia and started operating in 2006 and 2007. The third and fourth units of the Tianwan NPP are currently under construction, while the prospects of Russian-Chinese joint construction of additional units are being discussed.

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