Beijing is seeking greater energy cooperation with Moscow in Russia’s Arctic region. According to chief representative of China’s State Grid in Russia Ou Xiaoming stated that “China is interested in working with Russia on nuclear and wind power projects in the Arctic region”.
China and Russia are developing deep cooperation in the field of nuclear power & wind power have vast potential for further growth. Russia has rich experience in the production and construction of advanced nuclear power units.
The official detailed that both sides have been working actively on the construction of the Tianwan and Xudabao nuclear power plants in China.
He noted that Russia gets great benefit when it comes to wind power in the Arctic.
He further said “China and Russia can work with each other to grow the wind power resources in the North Pole. Taking benefit from the State Grid’s technologies on renewable energy storage and high voltage electricity transport, both sides can push forward the development of renewable energy to replace traditional fossil energy, which would carry great importance in Russia’s plan to optimize the global energy landscape”.
The company executive added that China wanted to raise non fossil energy’s contribution to the nation’s energy mix above 50 percent by 2050.
Both countries reached an agreement to work together on the Tianwan plant as early as did in 1992. Others details includes building four nuclear reactors in China, two at Xudabao and two more at Tianwan in June 2018.
China reflects itself a near Arctic nation, with plans to conduct research, dig resources and develop a network of shipping routes throughout the region.