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07.04.2016

ROSATOM has opened its regional office in China


ROSATOM’s Regional Office in China was opened on 7 April in Beijing (China) within the framework of International exhibition 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. The objective of the China’s regional office is to strengthen ROSATOM’s current standing on the national 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.
 
‘China has been traditionally among our key foreign partners: at present there are two Russian VVER-design units operated at Tianwan NPP site, while two more units are under construction at present. The Office in Beijing will make it possible to join the efforts and improve efficiency of the nuclear enterprises in Eastern Asia’, noted Alexander Merten, President of Rusatom International Network. 

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.
 
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 stand during the tour around the exposition. They thanked the representatives of the Russian nuclear industry for cooperation in the Tianwan NPP construction project.

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The PRC and Russia have been developing cooperation in the nuclear sector for years. The PRC is implementing the Tianwan NPP project with the involvement of ROSATOM. 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. Besides, with the assistance of Russian nuclear specialists, the PRC has constructed the Chinese Experimental Fast Reactor (CEFR) and four trains of the gas centrifugal plant.


Source: Press Service of Rusatom International Network