Russia and China signed the road map for cooperation in nuclear energy

Russia and China signed an agreement on the construction of the third and fourth generator sets of Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant (田湾核电站) and the road map of cooperation in the field of nuclear energy during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to China.

The head of “Rosatom” Sergey Kiriyenko said the agreements are very important as Chinese leaders have carefully analyzed all of the programs in the field of nuclear energy and signed a “road map” of the Russian-Chinese cooperation in nuclear energy.

According to the “road map”, China and Russia should speed up work on the agreement and sign a draft agreement between the governments of Russia and China on cooperation in building nuclear power plants in China as well as the demo of BN-800 reactor, with the requirements of nuclear safety.

The head of Rosatom said that the construction of the third and fourth generator sets of the Tianwan nuclear power plant due to begin later this year, adding that “on this site may contain up to four, six or eight generator sets. We will start with our partners to begin the preparation of such solutions.”

The first two units of Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant were put into commercial operation in 2007. In November 2010, China and Russia signed the contract of the second stage of Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant.