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Chinese Nuclear Firms Compete Abroad for Exports and for Market Share at Home

May 5, 2015 by Dan Yurman
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Nuclear in China

Two giant rival Chinese state-owned nuclear firms are pulling out the stops to achieve success with exports and increased market share of the restarted domestic reactor construction program. The so-called Hualong One, a 1000 MW PWR type reactor, is being hawked by both firms.[read more]

China Years Away from Being a Major Nuclear Export Player

March 17, 2015 by Dan Yurman

China Nuclear Potential

Much has been made of China’s global ambitions to become a major player in the global nuclear export market. Analysts have pointed to deals with Argentina, Romania, and Pakistan. But a key challenge is lining up customers who can actually pay for the products.[read more]

China Restarts its Nuclear Reactor Construction Program

March 12, 2015 by Dan Yurman
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China has approved start of construction of two new nuclear power plants, the first such approvals since the Fukushima crisis in Japan in 2011. The China State Council inked the go-ahead decision on February 17th for two new reactors to be built by China General Nuclear Power at the utility’s Hongyanhe plant.[read more]

HTR-PM: Nuclear-Heated Gas Producing Superheated Steam

June 28, 2014 by Rod Adams
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New Reactor Designs

The first HTR-PM (High Temperature Reactor – Pebble Module), one of the more intriguing nuclear plant designs, is currently under construction on the coast of the Shidao Bay near Weihai, China. This system uses evolutionary engineering design principles that give it a high probability of success.[read more]

China Nuclear IPO Discussion from WSJ

May 6, 2014 by Rod Adams

China Nuclear Development

The Wall Street Journal has published an article titled China National Nuclear to Raise $2.6 Billion in IPO that describes the plan for a major nuclear power plant owner to go public. China aims to reach 200 gigawatts of nuclear capacity by 2030. But the nation must first overcome a number of hurdles.[read more]

Going Big At Home and Abroad: China's Nuclear Ambitions

March 12, 2014 by Kate Rosow Chrisman
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China Nuclear Ambitions

Three years ago, Beijing residents started hoarding iodine salt. China had not developed a sudden taste for salty foods. Instead, a frightened populace was trying to protect itself against any radiation blown west from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant.[read more]