Russian company Atomstroyexport, which is engaged in the construction of nuclear power plants, has completed the construction of the second unit of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China. This follows the completion of the first unit earlier in the year.

To this effect, the director general of Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation and the head of Atomstroyexport’s department for nuclear power plant (NPP) construction in China signed a protocol for preliminary acceptance of the second unit of the plant.

Both units are reported to be operating safely at full capacity and are supplying electricity to Jiangsu province. Atomstroyexport will maintain the units for two years. The protocol for preliminary acceptance of the first unit was signed in June 2007.

Tianwan NPP is an example of the Russian-Chinese mutually beneficial co-operation in the field of nuclear power engineering. While China has gained strong and safe nuclear power plants, Russia has proved the efficiency of its nuclear power companies.