China plans five new nuclear reactors in 2015, delays at Sanmen

Nuclear Power

China said it plans to build five nuclear reactors that represent more than 5 GW of capacity while facing delays at a current nuclear project.
 
China plans to expand nuclear capacity by 2020 with the five projects. The country has 22 reactors in operation and another 26 under construction, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
 
The Sanmen nuclear project is now expected to come online at the beginning of 2016 after problems were found in the main pump during testing, the article said. Two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors are currently under construction at the site.
 
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