The target is around 2.6 times China’s total nuclear generating capacity of 9.1 GW.

China is considering raising its target for installed nuclear power generating capacity to 86 GW by 2020, which is double its previous goal of 40 GW.

The second phase of the Ling Ao nuclear station, the second nuclear plant in Guangdong, with a capapcity of around 2.16 GW, was expected to start operation in 2010, the report added, citing He Yu, General Manager of Guangdong Nuclear Power Co .

China Guangdong Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) is also preparing for an initial public offering.