In August 2008, CGNPC and Hubei Energy Group Ltd set up the Hubei Nuclear Power Company as a joint venture and announced plans to build a nuclear power plant in Xianning city of the inland Hubei province. Site works for this Dafan plant (four AP1000 units) in Xishui county are under way.
Construction of the first two units is expected to start late in 2010. Cost of first two construction phases (4000 MWe) was earlier put at CNY 50 billion ($7.3 billion), using CPR-1000 units, but it appears that AP1000 reactors are now intended. A third phase is estimated to cost CNY 45 billion. Possible projects in Yangxin county and Zhongxiang city have been mentioned.
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