Russian nuclear energy provider Rosatom said today that it has opened a regional office in China. The company made the announcement while participating at an international exhibition called Nuclear Industry China 2016.
The goal of the China’s regional office, which is based in Beijing, is to strengthen the company’s current standing in this major market, search for and develop new opportunities for international business of Rosatom’s divisions based on the win-win partnership with China companies in the energy and other sectors.
Alexander Merten, President of Rusatom International Network, said: “China has been traditionally among our key foreign partners. At present, there are two Russian VVER-design units operated at Tianwan nuclear power plant site, while two more units are under construction. The Office in Beijing will make it possible to join the efforts and improve efficiency of the nuclear enterprises in Eastern Asia.”
The first stage of Tianwan NPP (Lianyungang, China) was commissioned in 2007 (units 1 and 2 with VVER-1000). The second stage is under construction at present (units 3 and 4 with VVER-1000). The General Contractor of the project is ASE group of companies.
Mr. Liu Qi, Deputy General Director of the National Energy Administration of the People’s Republic of China and Mr. Sun Qin, Chairman of the Board of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) visited Rosatom’s booth at Nuclear Industry China 2016.
Rosatom has similar regional representative offices in Latin America, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, countries of the Middle East and North Africa.
China and Russia have been cooperating in the nuclear sector for years. China is currently implementing the Tianwan NPP project with Rosatom’s involvement. Besides, with the assistance of Russian nuclear specialists, China has constructed the Chinese Experimental Fast Reactor (CEFR).
The International exhibition Nuclear Industry China 2016 became a meeting venue for leading international nuclear energy organizations. Rosatom’s engineering and machine-building divisions, ASE Group and OKB Gidropress, were presented on Rosatom’s united stand. ASE demonstrated its new technologies, competences and experience in cooperation with China within the framework of the Tianwan NPP construction project.
All VVER plants are constructed by Rosatom according to the design of OKB Gidropress that is a member of the machine-building division of Atomenergomash, JSC. The representatives of the company told to the exhibition visitors about the facilities under operation and under construction, as well as about perspective projects all over the world. Various engineering solutions and modern design techniques make OKB Gidropress a reliable and credible partner for China and other countries.