CGN said construction work on its 60 MWe/200 MWth ACPR50S SMR (pictured, artist's rendition) is expected to begin in 2017 and finish by 2020.
The firm also signed a strategic co-operation framework agreement this week with China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) to "promote the organic fusion of the offshore oil industry and the nuclear power industry", according to a statement released by CNOOC.
The SMR is expected to provide power and heat for offshore oil and gas exploration, as well as potentially for islands or coastal regions.
A land-based SMR model, the ACPR100, is also in the works according to CGN, and would produce around 140 MWe/450 MWth. It is intended for use on large industrial parks or in remote mountain regions.