Russia’s Rosatom and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) have signed a contract to build power units 3 and 4 at the Chinese nuclear power plant of Godabu.
The agreement states that Rosatom will supply them with the latest Russian-designed VVER-1200 reactors.
The contract was signed by representatives of the Engineering Department at Rosatom and the CNNC.
“We are starting the practical implementation of a new Russian nuclear power plant project with a Russian design in a new location, taking into consideration the contract signed in advance for China’s Tianwan nuclear plant, as the company will be building four energy units of the third developed generation until 2028,” said Alexei Lekachev, CEO of Rosatom.
The general contract for the construction of Russian-designed power units No. 7 and No. 8 based on VVER-1200 reactor technology at Tianwan NPP was signed earlier in March 2019. Xudapu NPP units No. 3 and No. 4 power start-ups are scheduled for 2027 and 2028, respectively.
As for the Tianwan NPP, the power start-up of unit No. 7 is scheduled for 2026 while unit No. 8 power start-up is planned for 2027. Сontracts formulation was held in line with a strategic package of agreements defining key areas for development of cooperation between Russia and China in nuclear energy sector for the coming decades.
The strategic package of agreements was signed on June 8, 2018, during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s state visit to China.