The development of the Taishan nuclear power plant is a significant milestone in EDF’s partnerships building in China.
EDF has been proud to work with Chinese nuclear operator China General nuclear Power Group (CGN) on Daya Bay and Ling Ao power plants since 1984.
As a result in 2008, the two companies set up the Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture Co. Ltd. (TNPJVC) to construct and operate two nuclear reactors based on EPR (European pressurised reactors) technology in Taishan, Guangdong province.
nuclear electricity generation agreement signed in China with a foreign investor
EDF'S HOLDING IN TNPJVC FOR 50 YEARS
An innovative partnership brings a modern and efficient nuclear power plant to life at Taishan
The first cement was poured for the unit 1 nuclear island in October 2009, the dome was placed on the reactor building to mark its completion two years after.
The placing of the dome on the reactor building of unit 2 followed in September 2012, and by the end of 2015, functional tests started on unit 1.
The commitment, energy and vision to ensure long-term success in China
The success of the joint venture has not only reinforced EDF’s commitment to electricity generation in China, but has also strengthened EDF’s relationship with CGN – one that now spans more than 30 years.
Together, EDF and CGN continue to research further opportunities to develop projects both in China and overseas.
To ensure future operations are as successful as the Taishan nuclear power plant project, EDF has set up a Shenzhen-based structure to ensure the company can continue to work closely with its Chinese partner.