Rosatom has announced that it will begin construction of a seventh unit at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China in 2021. Vladimir Savushkin, from Rosatom’s engineering division Atomstroyexport (ASE), said: “Together with our Chinese partners, we have already built four power units at this site, and thus have paved the way for further projects. Cooperation continues, now on the basis of Russia’s newest 3+ generation technologies. The deadlines are tight, and we will begin construction work at Tianwan-7 in 2021.”
ASE and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) have signed contracts for construction of units 7 and 8 at Tianwan. Rosatom is currently negotiating a framework contract for the construction works.
Tianwan is located on the coast of the Yellow Sea, and it is the largest joint nuclear power project between Russia and China. Units 1 and 2, each with a capacity of 1000 MW, were opened in 2007. Unit 3 was connected to the grid in December 2017, and Unit 4 is scheduled to enter commercial operation in March 2019.