Qian Zhimin, president of the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), took advantage of his attendance at the B20 summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province to set up several high-level meetings with CNNC’s international partners on Sept 3.
Qian also pledged that CNNC will help Argentina improve its whole industry level for the nuclear industry, promote the heavy water reactor and pressurized water reactor projects and improve financing and construction conditions on the projects.
President Xi Jinping has stressed on several occasions, including the Central Economic Work Conference in Beijing in 2013, that the export of nuclear power technology should play a leading role in helping China establish new competitive advantages in global markets.
The Saudi Arabian minister of energy, industry and mineral resources will support the CNNC to conduct business in Saudi Arabia, which includes nuclear research and development, uranium exploration and mining, nuclear medicine, nuclear power station construction, and nuclear-powered seawater desalination.
The first concrete date (FCD) of conventional island construction is seven days ahead of schedule for the Fuqing No 6 nuclear power unit of China National Nuclear Corporation’s (CNNC) HPR1000 nuclear power project.
Meanwhile, Qian called for building the HPR1000 pilot nuclear power project into an example of China’s "Belt and Road" Initiative.