The plant is owned by Hubei Nuclear Power Company, a joint venture of China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGNPC) and Hubei Energy Group Ltd. The cost of four AP1000 reactors is put at CNY 60 billion (US$8.8 billion). Work on the site began in 2010; the first reactor will start construction in 2011, and go online in 2015.
The plant is described as the first nuclear power plant to be built in China's inland regions (i.e., not near the seacoast). The plant is expected to use the water of the Fushui Reservoir for cooling and various ancillary purposes.