China has started construction of its first nuclear-powered steam supply project for industrial purpose to utilize heat generated by the nuclear power to convert desalinated sea water into clean, stable and efficient industrial steam and reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

According to CNNC, its Tianwan nuclear-powered project with a total investment of $108.4 million and construction period of 24 months, will be fully operational by the end of 2023.

New desalination plants, power stations, and pumping stations will also be built under the project.