Cooperation between Russia and China in the field of Nuclear Power Generation has got momentum in recent years. In the continuation of that Russia has offered China to share its experience in building nuclear plants in inland territories.
“All Chinese nuclear plants presently are located in coastal areas and we know that China’s government has plans to begin the construction of nuclear plants in inland territories which badly need electricity,” said CEO of Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom Sergei Kiriyenko, during his speech at the recently concluded ATOMEXPO-2014 in Moscow.
“Russia has unique experience – we are one of the few countries which have vast experience of building and operating nuclear plants in such territories. We are ready to share this experience with our Chinese partners”, Kiriyenko added.
Apart from that, Russia continues dialogue with partners in China on cooperation in building fast fission reactors and one such pilot reactor built with Russian technologies has already been commissioned in 2013.
Russia and China have also agreed to develop cooperation in the field of construction of low and medium-capacity floating nuclear plants. A memorandum to this effect was signed during the recent meeting between the Heads of the two states in Shanghai.
Russia has been constructing four units at China’s Tianwan Nuclear Plant, two of which are already in operations and 3rd and 4th units are expected to be commissioned before 2017. Russia is in dialogue with China for construction of another 4 units at the same NPP.