China National Nuclear Corp. said its plan to merge two versions of the country’s leading reactor designs has won favor among nuclear experts, beating out a competing proposal by its partner China General Nuclear Power Corp. Nuclear experts invited by Hualong International Nuclear Power Technology Co., a 50-50 joint venture between the two companies, voted 14 to three in favor of CNNC’s plan, it said in a statement Wednesday. Three experts stayed neutral. China last year asked its two primary nuclear power operators to merge their competing designs for a domestically designed third-generation reactor, called the Hualong One. The companies jointly formed Hualong International in March to develop and export the home-grown design overseas.
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