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: 16:52, June 08, 2006
China still in talks with foreign bidders for its new nuclear plants
font size    

China is still in negotiations with foreign companies bidding for the country's new generation of nuclear power stations, a senior official said Thursday.

The companies include the U.S. Westinghouse, the French Areva and a Russian nuclear firm, and China has not yet decided which one would be the winner of the contract, said Zhang Guobao, vice minister in charge of the National Development and Reform Commission, at a press conference.

"The import of nuclear technology involves huge money and advanced techniques, so we have to be cautious and compare carefully between the bidders," Zhang said.

China launched a bid in September 2004 for its power stations of third generation.

In response to question on the bidding, Zhang said that each of the three firms has its own advantages, but non of them had built a third generation power station before.

"Areva, for example, its project is still under construction, and Westinghouse's technology has just passed appraisement," Zhang said.

Zhang said that China will make a decision after considering all the factors comprehensively. .

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
- Nuclear plant links reactor with energy grid

- China's nuclear-power plants to increase

- French company's bid for Chinese nuclear plants not over: senior official

- China to build new nuclear power plant in Fujian


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