Jiangsu Province (China), January 21 - Netegaz.RU.
Director General of ROSATOM Alexey Likhachev paid a working visit to the operating Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant . Tianwan NPP is a result of Russia-China joint efforts. Today, all 4 power units with Russian-designed VVER-1000 operate efficiently at the station.
Alexey Likhachev met with the Head of the Atomic Energy Agency of China, Zhang Kejian, as part of his visit to the Tianwan NPP. Together they attended the signing ceremony for the final acceptance of the nuclear island at Unit 3, Tianwan NPP
Russia and China signed
the final acceptance statement confirming the transfer of the nuclear island to the Chinese customer for operation. Alexey Bannik, VP in charge of projects in China, ASE EC (the Engineering Division of ROSATOM), signed the statement for the Russian side, and Zhang Yi, Deputy Director General of Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation (JNPC) appended his signature for China.
At present, all 4 units operate at the level of their nominal capacity, steadily demonstrating one of the best results in the Chinese as well as the world nuclear industry.
pointed out that commercial operation of power units 3 and 4 started ahead of the schedule. “Tianwan NPP is a vivid example of the highest skill level of Russian and Chinese nuclear engineers, the best confirmation of the synergy of each and every employee’s personal and professional contribution,” he noted.
Alexey Likhachev and Zhang Kejian also visited the site allocated for the construction of new units 7 and 8 at Tianwan NPP, which are to be equipped with the latest Gen 3+ VVER-1200. At the moment, the site is ready. The parties expressed their hope that the first concrete of power unit 7 will be poured in December 2020, 5 months ahead of the schedule.