China and Russia work together to expand nuclear power plant

Tianwan nuclear power plant

The Chinese and Russian governments will work together to build two new reactors at a nuclear power plant in China and talked about adding four more units in the future. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao recently signed a protocol on constructing what will be the third and fourth reactors at the Tianwan nuclear power plant operating, Radio Free Europe reported.

The Russian state nuclear company Rosatom was responsible for building the plant's first two reactors. A company representative told the news source he expects the new units to begin operating in 2018.

Officials also discussed the possibility of building floating nuclear power plants - something Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said his country is ready to do for China's use, the article stated.

South Korea has turned to floating nuclear power plants aboard ships to meet the country's energy demands. LiveScience reported South Korea is looking to rent four powerships from Turkey, each of which have the capacity to generate 150 megawatts of power

PennEnergy's research area offers more information on nuclear power in China.

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