China reaches criticality for the second advanced European EPR reactor, Taishan 2.
Taishan 1 and 2 are the first two reactors based on the EPR design to be built in China. The two 1660 MWe reactors cost a total of US$9 million.
Construction of unit 1 of the Taishan plant started in 2009, followed by that of unit 2 in 2010. They took nine years to complete. China usually completes nuclear reactors in 4 to 5 years.
These two units are the third and fourth EPR units under construction globally, after the Olkiluoto 3 project in Finland and the Flamanville 3 project in France. The first two european EPR reactors should start next year.
Funding and Approval for China to Build a Nuclear Reactor for Argentina
China will build the fourth Nuclear Power Plant in Argentina. It will cost $7.9 billion dollars and construction will start 2021. Argentina got the price reduced by $1.1 billion and China provided a loan of US$2.5 billion.
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