14.07.2017_No139 / News in Brief

China Plans To Turn Shanghai Into Nuclear Energy Hub, Says Official Media

Research & Development

14 Jul (NucNet): China is planning to transform Shanghai into a nuclear energy innovation hub in the next five years with the country’s eight state-owned nuclear energy producers and scientific academies joining forces for the research and development of Generation IV nuclear reactors, small modular reactors and marine nuclear power platforms, according to the official People’s Daily.

China says it plans to turn Shanghai into a nuclear hub. Photo: Alex Needham / Wikipedia.

The People’s Daily gave few details of the plans, but said they could also include a nuclear industry “cloud and big data centre” and an equipment manufacturing centre.

There are also plans for a technology testing and verification base, the People’s Daily said.

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, China has 37 nuclear reactor units in commercial operation and 20 under construction.

In 2016 its nuclear share of electricity production was 3.56%.

Earlier this year it said operating nuclear generating capacity will double over the next five years under its 13th Five-Year Plan.

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