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Westinghouse AP100 Advanced US Nuclear Plants, China

Announcement of contract

December 2006

Construction start

Expected to start in 2009

Start of operation

Starting 2013


around 1150MWe

Plant type



Four reactors in Sanmen and Haiyang

Estimated investment

Reported to be €400m plus €15m for each reactor


More than 5,000 jobs in the US.

Plant owner

State Nuclear Power Technology Company of China (SNPTC)

Contracts also signed with

Sanmen Nuclear Power Company Ltd, Shandong Nuclear Power Company Ltd., China National Technical Import & Export Corporation (CNTIC)

Nuclear principle

Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR)

Containment system

Passive systems using gravity, natural circulation and compressed gas


Uranium, and MOX fuel

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