Construction of the six-unit Fuqing nuclear power plant 170 km south of Ningde also commenced in 2008 at Qianxe, Fuqing city in Fujian, near Fuzhou.
The Fujian Fuqing Nuclear Co Ltd was set up in May 2006 with 49% held by China Huadian Corp. CNNC is responsible for the project which is using CGNPC's CPR-1000 reactors since alternatives are not licensed. First concrete for unit 1 was poured in November 2008, and for unit 2 in June 2009.
Commercial operation is expected in 2013 and 2014. Site works are under way for a further four units there, total expected cost being CNY 100 billion ($14.6 billion). Construction of the project is by China Nuclear Power Engineering Co. (CNPE) and the reactor pressure vessels will be supplied by China First Heavy Industries, as for Fangjiashan.
In June 2008, Dongfang Electric Group announced a CNY 5 billion ($725 million) contract for steam turbine generators for the Fuqing and Fangjiashan plants.
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