Accoridng to MANA, the move is an effort to provide stable power for offshore projects. The news was announced by Wang Yiren, vice director of the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense who also highlighted potential application in the South China Sea providing power for the Nansha (Spratley) and Xisha (Paracel) Islands.
Last year, the China Securities Journal said 20 offshore nuclear platforms could eventually be built in the region.
Research has already been carried out on the core technologies required.
Wang says that China is seeking cooperation with Russia to hasten development. Russia’s nuclear agency Russia is developing floating nuclear power plants that are destined for Arctic waters.
plant is expected to be moored at Pevek on the Chukchi Peninsula in 2017 and operational by 2019.