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The Changjiang nucler station in southern China. China has begun construction of two new reactor units at the Changjiang nuclear station in the island province of Hainan off the country’s southeast coast, state media reported on Monday following a signing ceremony.

The China Nuclear Energy Association also confirmed the news, saying each unit will take around 60 months to complete.

The company in charge, the Huaneng Nuclear Development Corporation, has chosen China’s indigenous Generation III HPR1000 reactor technology, also known as the Hualong One, for the two units, the official China News Service reported.

Other press reports said the total investment for the two new units will reach 39.45 billion yuan ($5.64bn), and they are scheduled to begin commercial operation in 2025 and 2026.

Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019
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