Yes. There was a procurement notation from JN shipyard about it long time ago, as early as maybe 2019. You can search this forum. It was in the 003 thread.When did this onshore boiler testing facility commence construction? Looks like 2020 written on the back?
Yes that is the idea of redundancy. 055 is another evidence.On a side note, seeing the establishments of cooperation between Jiangnan and Dalian on nuclear propulsion system technology, I believe we can be confident that China will be capable of building not one, but TWO nuclear-powered supercarriers - BOTH at the same time in the coming future.
This is a very excellent development for the PLAN and China.