China's nuclear power plants will constantly increase their electricity production, so by 2035 their share in China's energy balance will double and amount to 10%. This was reported on Wednesday by the economic publication Shenzhen Shanbao.

The newspaper refers to the head of the Nuclear Society of the People's Republic of China, Wang Shoujun, according to whom the country plans to commission six to eight power units annually in the next few years. By 2025, the installed capacity of nuclear reactors in China will exceed 70 million kW.

As the expert clarified, by mid-2022 there were 54 power units in China with an installed capacity of 55.78 million kW. According to this indicator, as noted, China still ranks third in the world.

“Currently, 23 more reactors are being built - in terms of their number, our country is in first place in the world ranking,” Wang Shoujun said.

According to official statistics, in January - June, Chinese nuclear power plants generated 198.99 billion kW/hours of electricity.

On October 16, at the opening of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China, Chinese President Xi Jinping noted that in recent years the country has achieved breakthroughs in a number of key technologies, including in the implementation of nuclear projects.

“The strength of our economy has strengthened, it has made a historic rise,” he emphasized.

The largest facility of Russian-Chinese economic cooperation is the Tianwan Power Plant (Jiangsu Province, Eastern China). The launch of its first and second power units took place in 2007, the third and fourth were put into commercial operation in 2018. Several years ago, Rosatom also signed a framework contract with partners from the People's Republic of China for the serial construction of units at the Xudapu nuclear power plant (northeastern Liaoning province).

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