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ROSATOM plans to expand nuclear construction abroad


GORKY, July 3. ROSATOM plans shortly to conclude contracts with new countries for construction of NPPs abroad. At the present time, ROSATOM has 67% of the world nuclear plant construction market, as head of the state-owned corporation Alexei Likhachev reported to Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

He said that at the present time the orders portfolio exceeded US $133 billion. “At the present day, we have 35 power units as signed contracts and intergovernmental agreements; this is 67% of the world market of [NPP] construction abroad,” Likhachev noted. He specified that “the agreement concerning development of two large power units in Uzbekistan is at the final stage.” “We hope that a lot of other countries will become our partners and, as they say, nuclear newcomers,” the ROSATOM head emphasized.

In 2017, ROSATOM fulfilled the state defense order 100% and set an electricity generation record, Likhachev added.

“All items under the governmental program [nuclear power development] have been fulfilled: 100% of the state defense order, 100% of the integral efficiency performance of the governmental program, and 104% of fulfillment of main business indicators of the governmental program,” he said.

According to Likhachev, “last year, a record was set: nearly 203 billion kWh were generated; this was the largest figure over the history of existence of new Russia.” He believes that “the record of the Soviet Union – 213 billion kWh – will be achieved shortly.”

Source: TASS

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