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Alsthom to join Chinese nuclear power project
Updated: 2004-10-12 22:05

China's largest manufacturer of generating equipment, the Dongfang Electric Corporation, signed agreement with the French-based Alsthom recently on the second-phase project of Ling'ao nuclear power station in south China's Guangdong province.

According to the agreement, Alsthom will supply the project with equipment, including two steam generators.

The second-phase project of Ling'ao nuclear power station has just been approved by the Chinese State Development and Reform Commission (SDRC), which needs generating units with the great power and highest technical level.

The project is also the first one of a group new nuclear power projects to be built in China, said the SDRC.

Alsthom is the world top supplier of thermal power and steam nuclear power units. The company has worked successfully in cooperation with the Dongfang Electric Corporation in the past decade and participated in the first-phase project of the Ling'ao nuclear power station.

Alsthom said it is planning to set up a world top-class jointing rotor production base in China, which will serve not only the Chinese market, but the global market.

Located in Chengdu of southwest China's Sichuan province, the Dongfang Electric Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers in China that makes generators and contracts generating station projects. It has been listed among the 225 largest international contractors.

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