English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

Home >> Business
UPDATED: 16:54, June 08, 2006
China's goal to increase nuclear power challenging, vice chairman of NDRC
font size    

A Chinese official said Thursday that China's plan to increase its nuclear power installed capacity to 40 gigawatts by 2020 may be difficult to meet but the target has not changed.

Zhang Guobao, vice minister in charge of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), said the target will require China to build some 32 nuclear power units, each capable of generating at least one gigawatt, over the next 15 years.

China has nine nuclear generators in commercial operation with a total capacity of about seven gigawatts. The potential for growth is attracting interest from international firms such as U.S.-based Westinghouse, France's Areva and Russia's AtomStroyExport (ASE).

Zhang said not all nuclear power plants built over the next 15 years will have to adopt third generation technology.

Source: Xinhua

Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this

- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
- China still in talks with foreign bidders for its new nuclear plants

- China to build first nuclear power plant in northeast region

- Nuclear plant links reactor with energy grid


Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved