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China nuke plant gets Korea-made reactor

Doosan Heavy Industries has delivered a 340t nuclear reactor vessel to be installed at the Sanmen nuclear power plant in Zhejiang, China.

 

ThisAP1000 reactor was manufactured at Doosan's Changwon plant in the Republic of Korea and is expected to start commercial operations in 2013.

It is the first of four to be delivered by Westinghouse. The remaining three units are expected to come online in 2014 and 2015.

The nuclear power plant is jointly being developed by Westinghouse Electric in consortium with the Shaw Group, China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corp and Sanmen Nuclear Power.

Westinghouse and Shaw Group has signed contracts to provide four AP1000 pressurised water reactors in China, two in Sanmen in Zhejiang and another pair in Haiyang in Shandong province.
 

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