A British company has won a contract to help to build a fleet of as many as 20 floating nuclear power stations in China. Lloyd’s Register is involved in the scheme to build floating reactors that could be deployed around the world to provide electricity at remote coastal sites or in countries facing power shortages. The National Development Reform Commission, of China, is masterminding a plan to construct the first plant by 2019, according to King Lee, the head of nuclear development at Lloyd’s Register, which is advising on the safety implications. Mr Lee said that the plants, which will generate up to 300 megawatts of electricity each, enough to power 200,000 UK homes, could be used to drive offshore oil and gas drilling equipment or desalination plants.
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