Monday, July 23, 2018

Rosatom to build nuclear power plants in Russia, India

Russian state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom announced plans last week to construct three new nuclear power plants in Russia and one in India this year.

"We are reaching the figure of three units (in Russia)," Rosatom CEO Sergey Kiriyenko said during a meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, according to Itar-Tass.

The new Russian nuclear power plants are planned for construction in the Rostov, Sverdlovsk and Voronezh regions later in 2014. Additionally, Rosatom plans to complete construction on south India's Kudankulam nuclear power facility by the end of the year.

Earlier this year, Russia and India signed a general framework agreement for Rosatom to construct the third and fourth units of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant following the Indian government's recent approval of a large-scaled nuclear development program. Under India's new nuclear plan, 19 new power plants are scheduled to be opened by 2017, each with a net capacity of 17,400 megawatts, according to Itar-Tass.