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Xudabao / Russia Begins Manufacturing Of Main Components For New China Unit

By Kamen Kraev
12 February 2021

Russia Begins Manufacturing Of Main Components For New China Unit
A computer-generated image of the Xudabao-3 and -4 nuclear units in China. Courtesy Rosatom.
Russian nuclear equipment producer Atomenergomash has begun manufacturing of the main components for Units 3 of the planned Xudabao nuclear power station in Liaoning Province, northeast China.

In June 2019, China National Nuclear Corporation and Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom signed a general contract that will involve the construction of two VVER-1200 reactors at Xudabao to be commissioned during the 2020s.

Rosatom said at the time it expected construction of Xudabao-3 to begin in October 2021 and of Xudabao-4 in August 2022.

Atomenergomash said that under the contracts, it will manufacture and supply two VVER-1200 Generation III+ reactor plants, including major components like reactor pressure vessels, steam generators, pumps, and pressurisers.

In April 2014, the Xudabao site was approved for the construction of two Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power units, expected to be Xudabao-1 and Xudabao-2.

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