27 Oct 2021 13:37

Rosatom expects to build around 10 NPP units in Russia by 2035

MOSCOW. Oct 27 (Interfax) - Rosatom Group expects to build around 10 nuclear power plant units in Russia by 2035, the state corporation's head, Alexei Likhachev, said.

"The amount of funds used in 2020 was around 524 billion rubles. In 2021, we are targeting a figure of 771 billion rubles, well, and in 2022, according to our plans, we should cross an amount of funds used of 1.2 trillion rubles. We are faced with the task of replacing retired capacities; we have virtually formed our plan and agreed with the government on around 10 large power units in the period until 2035. As regards strategic plans to raise the share of nuclear generation in the overall system, our goal is to commission up to two units per year in the second half of the 2030s to the start of the '40s," Likhachev said during the sectoral conference "Technical Customer of the Nuclear Industry 2021," according to the press service for the state corporation's Centre of Expertise for Major Construction Projects.