Belarus, Russia To Sign Intergovernmental Agreement For Construction Of Nuclear Power Plant In Hrodna Region

By Staff Reporter

Belarus and Russia may sign intergovernmental agreement for construction of nuclear power plant in Hrodna region, Belarus, on May 28, 2009. The construction of the 2,000 MW plant is expected to start at the end of 2009. The plant is estimated to account for 27% to 30% of the total domestic electricity output. One of the two 1000 MW reactors is to be put into operation in 2016 and the other in 2018. The Belarusian government has chosen JSC Atomstroiexport as the prime contractor.

The agreement is expected to be signed at a meeting that the Belarusian-Russian Union State's Council of Ministers

Sergei Kiriyenko, director general of Russia's Federal Agency for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), raised the matter at a forum of the Russian nuclear industry's exports.

Alyaksandr Tsimashenka said that he "does not rule out that the nuclear power plant project may be raised during the talks." "But the signing of the document has not yet been placed on the meeting's agenda."



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