Russia and China sign enrichment deal

During President Medvedev's visit to Beijing Russia and China signed an agreement that commits Russia to building a uranium enrichment facility in China as well as to supplying China with low-enriched uranium. The deal is estimated to cost $1 billion. Russia have been discussing construction of a new enrichment facility for some time. It was reported to add 0.5 million SWU/year of capacity to the 1.5 million SWU/year that Russia has already built in China. The new facility may use newer technology.

UPDATE 10/25/10: Other sources give the total capacity of the first three plants as 1.0 million SWU/year.