China to use Russian nuclear reactor as prototype

Rosatom announces deal with China to use Atomenergoproekt evolutionary "AES-2006" for its largest nuclear reactor.

China to use Russian nuclear reactor as prototype

World Bulletin / News Desk

China will use Russia's evolutionary third generation nuclear pressurized water reactor as a prototype, announced Russia's Rosatom on Friday.

According to a statement by Russian energy company Rosatom, a delegation composed of Chinese National Nuclear Energy Company and Jiangsu Nuclear Energy Council officials paid a visit to nuclear engineering company Atomenergoproekt located in St Petersburg.

Jiangsu Nuclear Energy Council Deputy Director Lyu Dzhaohua said they discussed the delivery of the 3rd and 4th unit to the Tyanvan Nuclear Plant, the largest nuclear plant in mainland China, built with Russian cooperation.

While Chinese National Nuclear Energy Company Deputy Director Yuy Peygen said they also negotiated a plan to use Atomenergoproekt's "AES-2006" energy facility project as a prototype for the 5th and 6th units of the nuclear plant.

AES-2006 is a third generation evolutionary pressurized water reactor based on Russian VVER plants, which were developed by OKB Gidropress, a Rosatom subsidiary.

Last Mod: 29 Mart 2014, 10:04
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