China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement on nuclear power with the provincial government of Shandong.
The agreement was signed in Beijing on 4 March following discussions between Shandong governor Jiang Daming and SNPTC president Wang Binghua. It was signed by Wang Ren Yuan, deputy governor of Shandong, and SNPTC deputy general manager When Lin.
|The signing ceremony for the
agreement between SNPTC and
Shandong province (Image: SNPTC)
Under the agreement, the two sides 'will focus on promoting self-reliance' in nuclear power development. Based on the experience already gained in the project to construct two AP1000 reactors at Haiyang, SNPTC and Shandong will cooperate in 'nuclear power plant construction projects, large-scale advanced pressurized water reactor construction and other demonstration projects, strengthening comprehensive cooperation and promoting the coordinated development of industry, working together to promote self reliance in nuclear power.'
Jiang Daming noted that Shandong province has been cooperating in various fields of China's nuclear power development for several years. He said that signing the agreement with SNPTC will be an opportunity to create a good environment for continued nuclear power development in Shandong. In addition, he added, it will also have a positive effect on the province's economic and social development.
Wang Binghua said that in recent years, the joint efforts of SNPTC and Shandong province have achieved encouraging results. Whilst the construction of two Westinghouse AP1000 units progresses at Haiyang, further reactors are planned in Shandong. Construction of units 1 and 2 at Haiyang started in 2009 and 2010, respectively, with the units set to begin operating in 2014 and 2015. A further six AP1000s have been proposed for the Haiyang site.
In addition, a demonstration high-temperature gas-cooled reactor plant, with twin HTR-PM reactor modules driving a single 210 MWe steam turbine, is to be built at Shidaowan, near Rongcheng in Weihai city, Shandong province. A further 18 such HTR-PM units are proposed at Shidaowan. The site has also been proposed for four AP1000 units, as well as two CAP1400 reactors. Two CPR1000 units have also been proposed at Hongshiding (Rushan) in Shandong province.
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