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The inter-governmental agreement with Russia for construction of Byelorussian NPP will be signed in Oct 2009

07 октября 2009
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The inter-governmental agreement with Russia for the construction of Byelorussian Nuclear Power Plant will be signed in Oct 2009, Head of the Nuclear Energy Department of the Ministry of Energy of Belarus Nikolay Grusha said during a press-conference.

Presently, the parties are coordinating specific provisions of the agreement. “I think that we will meet the deadlines and in Oct the agreement will be signed,” Grusha said.

The preliminary environmental impact assessment of Byelorussian NPP project will be discussed at public hearings Oct 9. All concerned people may take part in the discussion

On May 28 2009 the governments of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus signed an agreement for cooperation in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy.

The agreement was signed by Deputy Director General for Nuclear Power Complex of Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation Alexander Lokshin and Minister of Energy of Belarus Alexander Ozerets.

This document has laid a legal basis for Russian-Byelorussian cooperation in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy: engineering, construction and operation of nuclear power plants, supply of nuclear fuel, nuclear and radiation safety, joint research and development projects, personnel training.

The next step should be the signing of an agreement for construction of a nuclear power plant in Belarus.

It will be a plant of Russian design (St.Petersburg Atomenergoproekt’s NPP-2006 project). The general contractor of the project is Atomstroyexport CJSC. The Russian company will carry out the construction on a turn-key basis.

Belarus is planning to build a 2,400MW NPP-2006. The 1st unit is supposed to be launched in 2016, the 2nd one — in 2018. The plant will be situated in Ostrovets, Grodna region.

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