China has approved the construction of a nuclear power station in the eastern Shandong province that will use Westinghouse Electric technology.

The State Council has approved the build of the Shandong Haiyang Nuclear Power Station by State Nuclear Power Technology Corp, Reuters reports.

The station will be the second in China to use third-generation AP1000 technology produced by Toshiba subsidiary Westinghouse Electric.

In April, China announced plans to build five nuclear plants in 2009, two with Westinghouse Electric technology, two on domestic technology and another based on technology by French firm Areva, Reuters reports.