Russia, China Sign Deal For Nuclear Power Plants


RADDIO FREE EUROPE RADIO LIBERTY.December  6, 2012

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (right) and his Chinese counterpart, Wen Jiabao, exchange documents during a signing ceremony in Moscow on December 6.

Russian and Chinese officials have signed a protocol on construction of two more reactors for a Chinese nuclear power plant and discussed the possibility of building floating nuclear power plants.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his Chinese counterpart, Wen Jiabao, signed the protocol on construction of the third and fourth units for China’s Tianwan nuclear power plant in Moscow on December 6.

Russia’s state nuclear company, Rosatom, built the first two units for Tianwan.

Rosatom chief Sergei Kiriyenko said his company should have the new reactors ready to launch in 2017 and start operations in 2018.

The two sides also discussed China’s plans to add four more units to the Tianwan plant.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said his country was ready to build floating nuclear power plants for China.

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