CHINA INVESTMENT IS MAJOR GLOBAL SHOT IN THE ARM FOR NUCLEAR ENERGY SECTOR

China seems to have given the world nuclear industry back its mojo this summer with two big moves: the signing in June of an order for four Gen 3+ VVER-1200 reactors from Russia’s Rosatom. This certainly got the bubbly flowing at the World Nuclear Exhibition, in Paris, in late June, following two years of sluggish investment in this globalised industry. Attendees were also celebrating the start-up of the European Pressurised Reactor at Taishan in southern China (under construction since 2009) in June. The project is majority-owned by the China General Nuclear ...


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