China General Nuclear Power (CGN) and Guangxi Investment Group have completed the first phase construction of 6GW Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in Guangxi, China. The project is being developed in phases by Guangxi Fangchenggang Nuclear Power, a joint venture of CGN and Guangxi Investment Group, in collaboration with Ratchaburi Electricity Generating (RATCH), a subsidiary of the state-owned Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand. The first phase of the nuclear plant involves construction of two units, each with 1.08GW capacity and featuring CGN’s independent gigawatt-level advanced pressurized water reactor (CPR1000) technology. The first unit entered commercial operation on 01 January 2016 while the second unit began operations on 01 October 2016.
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Dmitry Medvedev, the prime minister of Russia, and Li Keqiang, premier of China’s State Council, today made a joint statement on the development of strategic cooperation between the two countries in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said the statement “is intended to facilitate implementation” of its major projects in China.
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