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Major British nuclear delegation visits Chinese reactor site and industry counterparts

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On 20 April, the largest delegation of British experts in the recent history of Sino-UK civil nuclear collaboration visited China on a mission organised by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in collaboration with the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) and supported by China National Nuclear Power (CNNP).
The delegation, led by Hergen Haye, Head of Nuclear New Build for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, got the rare opportunity to visit the site of the Hualong-1 reactor in Fuqing, Fujian Province. This third-generation reactor is based on Chinese indigenous development and symbolises the country’s aspirations to export nuclear technology, for example to the UK.   
CBBC organised a workshop for the delegates and their Chinese counterparts on Sino-UK collaboration in civil nuclear projects. A lively discussion brought forward a number of requests from the industry, which will feed into a wider discussion on how to continue this successful campaign over the coming months and years. 
Companies taking part in the mission were also able to showcase their technologies in the UK Pavilion at the 11th China International Exhibition on the Nuclear Power Industry. The pavilion was visited by Vice-Premier Ma Kai, who took the time to answer questions from the British delegates.
Amec Foster Wheeler, Antech, Atkins, International Nuclear Services, Lloyd’s Register Energy, Mott MacDonald and Rolls-Royce participated in the mission.
For more information about this mission, related activities or CBBC's work in the energy sector, please contact our Beijing-based sector lead for energy, environment and infrastructure, Patrik Li: patrik.li@cbbc.org.cn.
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