Russia and China have signed two deals for the construction of four Generation III+ VVER-1200 units at the Xudabao and Tianwan sites during Russian president Vladimir Putin’s official visit to Beijing on 8 June 2018, said a statement by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom. According to the statement, two other nuclear deals were signed during the visit – an agreement to supply equipment, fuel, and services for China’s CFR-600 fast reactor pilot project, and a deal for the supply of radioisotope thermoelectric generator parts for China’s lunar exploration programme. There are two Russian VVER-1000 and two VVER-1100 units at the Tianwan site in eastern China. The first three ones are in commercial operation and the last one under construction. China is also building two domestic CNP-1000 units, Tianwan-5 and -6. Rosatom said the two new VVER-1200 units at the site will be Tianwan-7 and -8. They are expected to go online in 2026 and 2027, Rosatom said. The other two VVER-1200 units will be built at a new site, Xudabao, in northeast China.
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