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Atomstroyexport puts Chinese NPP's 2nd unit to minimum capacity

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The second power unit of a Chinese nuclear power plant has been put to minimum capacity, Russia's nuclear equipment export monopoly said Tuesday.
MOSCOW, May 1 (RIA Novosti) - The second power unit of a Chinese nuclear power plant has been put to minimum capacity, Russia's nuclear equipment export monopoly said Tuesday.

"The second power unit of the Tianwan NPP has been launched at a minimum controlled capacity," said Irina Yesipova, press spokesperson of Atomstroyexport.

Fuel was loaded into the generating unit in March. The company plans to connect the unit to the Asian nation's power grid in June and launch it at maximum capacity in the second half of 2007.

Atomstroyexport is building the NPP in eastern China's port city of Lianyungangt under a 1992 bilateral agreement. It features improved VVER-1000 reactors and K-100-6/3000 turbo-generators.

The first unit was put to full capacity April 20. The two reactors' capacity is estimated at 2,000 MW.

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