The plant will be jointly constructed and operated by China National Nuclear Corporation (51%), China Huadian Corp. (39%) and the Fujian Investment & Development Co Ltd. (10%). The cost of the plant will be about 100 billion yuan (US$14.7 billion).
Construction of the first unit began on 21 November 2008, and is expected to take 5 years.Vice PremierLi Keqiang attended the inauguration ceremony. First concrete for Unit 2 was poured on 17 June 2009 — three months ahead of schedule. First concrete for Unit 3 was poured on 31 December 2010. Construction of Unit 4 was to begin in 2011, but was delayed until November 2012 by China's nuclear safety review after the Japanese nuclear accident.
The first two ACP1000s will be built at Fuqing, with first concrete construction planned to start in December 2013.