China to get two more new nuclear plants

27 December 2005

Guangzhou, China, 27 Dec – China plans to build two new nuclear power stations, each with twin reactors, in the northeast province of Liaoning and Shandong province in the east of the country, China Daily reported Tuesday.

The Liaoning plant, with two 1080 MW reactors, will cost US$ 2.8 billion and be the first nuclear generating station in the region when it comes on stream in 2011.

The Shandong nuclear plant will have two 1000 MW reactors, according to China Daily.

Most tenders for supply of equipment to the nuclear plants will be restricted to national firms, with only a maximum of 20 percent of contracts being awarded to overseas companies. (macauhub)