In the midst of a massive nuclear development programme, China is set on relying almost wholly on self- developed nuclear power technology by 2020, recent comments from a leading academic suggest.

According to local media, Ouyang Yu, an academic of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that the country will commission its first self-developed pressurised water reactor by 2017 based on technology transfer from Westinghouse, which is building four reactors in China.

“It will take a few years for China to absorb the technology and the nation is keen to come up with its own design for the third-generation nuclear facilities,” Ouyang reportedly said adding that the nation’s own uranium ore supply could meet its demands by 2020.

Related Articles
Utility wins DoE waste lawsuit
DoE to send Yucca Mountain bill to Congress