Tuesday, February 27, 2007

China To Build Nuclear Plant Inland

China National Nuclear Corporation, together with China Three Gorges Project Corporation, China Resources Co. Ltd and Hunan Xiangtou Holdings Group Co. Ltd, have agreed to form a joint-venture called Hunan Taohua River Nuclear Power Co. Ltd, to operate a new nuclear project.

China's two major nuclear plants, Daya Bay and Qinshan are situated in the coastal areas. The power plant in Hunan will be the first in China's inland areas.

China wants to build two nuclear power plants of 1,000 megawatts each for the next 15 years in hopes of reaching a combined capacity of 40,000 megawatts by 2020.

Currently, China has just six nuclear power plants, 11 reactors on its east and southeast coasts. (Asian Biz)

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