The CPR-1000 unit was connected to the grid in December after 58 months construction. Units 2-4 are under construction and due to be completed by 2015.
Total cost for four units (4.1 GWe) was put at CNY 51 billion ($7.2 billion). They are a joint investment of China Guangdong Nuclear Power - CGNPC (46 percent), China Datang Corp. (44 percent) and Fujian Provincial Energy Group.
Datang is one of the four major non-nuclear Chinese generators, and Ningde is its first nuclear energy investment.