10-29-2007 10:41

On the sidelines of the China-Asean Forum, officials say China remains open to adopting third-generation nuclear power technologies developed in France and Russia. And this is despite it's having already adopted the AP-1000 that's a product of US-based Westinghouse.

Bidding was launched four years ago for foreign firms interested in involvement in China's nuclear power stations. Major bidders then, included winner, Westinghouse, French company, Areva, and Russia's AtomStroyExport.

China hopes to generate as much as 40 million kilowatts of nuclear power by 2020 despite a current capacity of just eight million. And this means enormous potential for further development in this area.