Russia and Belarus have initialed a agreement on a construction of a chief appetite plant in Belarus, a conduct of Russia’s state-owned chief energy corporation Rosatom, Sergei Kiriyenko, pronounced on Thursday.
“Today a contract… has been initialed. This means all sum have been concluded upon,” Kiriyenko told reporters in Minsk during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s central revisit to Belarus.
Moscow will deposit $204 million during an early theatre of a plant’s construction, that will cover plan work, he said.
The $10-billion plant will be built by Russia’s Atomstroyexport company, a Rosatom subsidiary. The plant will include of dual reactors with a ability of 1,200 MW any and will boost a whole Belarusian appetite system’s ability to 8,000 MW. The appetite station’s initial section is due to be prepared in 2017 and a second in 2018.
Belarus began scheming to build a chief plant behind in a 1980s, though a plan was suspended following a 1986 Chernobyl chief disaster in adjacent Ukraine.
Belarusian antithesis and environmental activists have lifted concerns over a project, that were serve fuelled by the Mar 2011 collision during Japan’s Fukushima chief appetite station.
Russia says it employs modernized record to safeguard accident-free operations during all a appetite stations it builds.