25th December 2018

The power unit 4 of Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant Starts of commercial operation on December 22, 2018 after successful completion of commissioning of the its nuclear island.

All the tests for Power Units 3 and 4, stipulated in the Commissioning Program were conducted and the results were found compliant with the technical specifications and safety requirements as mentioned in the General Contract. A Preliminary Acceptance Certificate for the Tianwan NPP Unit 4 nuclear island, based on the tests results will be issued shortly.

General Contract for Units 3 and 4 of Tianwan NPP was made by and between Atomstroyexport, the General Contractor from Russia and Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation (JNPC) of China.

‘This means that a two-year warranty period for the plant operation has commenced, and once expired the Unit will  ultimately be handed over to the Chinese Party,’ says Alexey Bannik, Vice President for Projects in China,  Rosatom’s Engineering Division.

Tianwan NPP handover for commercial operation means that electricity generated by the Unit 4 starts to be supplied to the national grid of China at the fixed price quoted by the authorities.

The Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant is being constructed by the Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation (JNPC) of China in cooperation with the Russian company Atomstroyexport.

Under an agreement signed this year Russia will build 4 new power units with 3+ generation VVER-1200 reactors -Power Units 7 and 8 with VVER-1200 reactors at the Tianwan NPP and 2 power units at the new Xudapu site.

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