The First Concrete has been Laid at Tianwan NPP Power Unit 8 (China)

The ceremony of the first concrete pouring has been held in accordance with the project schedule at the Tianwan NPP power unit No. 8 (China).
“Cooperation between Russia and China in the area of NPP construction has been going on for decades. We know and appreciate each other as successful partners, reliable friends and help-mates in the implementation of the most important strategic projects. Now we are working on the implementation of new contracts, namely four high-yield Gen3+ VVER-1200 units that are to be connected to the Chinese grid in the coming years. Even as we speak, the equipment is being designed and delivered in an intensive and positive way. There are going to be the most important construction works,” Atomstroyexport JSC Vice-President for Projects in China Alexei Bannik pointed out.
The documentation elaborated by the engineers of the Atomenergoproekt JSC Design Institute in St. Petersburg and handed over to the Chinese Customer has offered a chance to start the concrete pouring procedure according to the schedule.
“As part of the implementation of the project, a designer supervision group has been established at the Tianwan NPP site. The division is in charge of supervising adequacy of the documentation, the work done by the Chinese Customer and its subcontractors,” Atomenergoproekt JSC Director for Design of NPPs with VVER Reactors in China Valery Kedrov pointed out.
The strategic package of documents to determine major guidelines for the Russian-Chinese cooperation in the nuclear industry for the next decades, was signed in June 2018. In particular, it was decided to build four new power units with Gen3+ VVER-1200 reactors, namely power units No. 7 & 8 of the Tianwan NPP and power units No. 3 & 4 of the Xudapu NPP.

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