Russian and Chinese nuclear regulators have agreed to perform joint inspections of the Russian-built Tianwan nuclear power plant in China, according to a report in Russian state media agency RIA Novosti.

In addition, the parties are planning to hold a bilateral seminar on fuel cycle regulation, radioactive materials transport and medical treatment using radiation sources.

They also agreed to establish a new interagency agreement on future cooperation.

The two Tianwan units began commercial operation in 2007; a general contract for construction of units 3&4 was signed in 2010; construction began on unit 3 in December 2012 and unit 4 in September 2013; commercial operation is expected in 2018.