MOSCOW, March 11. /TASS/. Russia and China have signed general contract on construction of the seventh and eighth power units of Tianwan nuclear power plant (TNPP) and the contract on basic design of the third and fourth units of Xudabao nuclear power plant (NPP), Russia’s state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom said in a statement on Monday.
Respective contracts were signed in Beijing by Rosatom’s engineering division and enterprises of CNNC corporation.
Earlier Rosatom and China signed a protocol on cooperation and a framework agreement on serial construction of power units for the Xudabao nuclear power plant in China. The plan is to construct two power units under the Russian design with VVER-1200 reactors. The agreements also stipulate the possibility of constructing more units in the future.
The Tianwan NPP is the largest facility of the Russian-Chinese economic cooperation. The first stage of the Tianwan NPP (the first and the second power units) was launched in 2007. The third power unit of the Tianwan NPP was launched in December 2017, while the fourth - in October 2018.
The protocol on cooperation in construction of the seventh and eighth power units of the Tianwan NPP was signed in early June 2018.