30 Mar 2023 12:59

Rosatom's NovaWind might help Myanmar build 172 MW wind farm

MOSCOW. March 30 (Interfax) - JSC NovaWind, the wind power division of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has signed an agreement with a Myanmar company that calls for cooperation on the construction of wind farms in the Southeast Asian country, NovaWind said in a press release.

The "agreement on fixing the top-level "roadmap" for cooperation on wind farm construction projects" was signed with Primus Advanced Technologies Ltd.

"The agreement envisions a partnership to construct a 172 MW wind farm," NovaWind said.

"We have proved our extensive expertise through construction and operation of wind farms in Russia and [are] looking forward to expanding the business [...]" internationally, NovaWind CEO Grigory Nazarov was quoted as saying in the press release.

Russia and Myanmar previously signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the nuclear sector that calls for building a small-capacity nuclear plant, and Rosatom CEO Alexei Likhachev said that the company had not given up on the possibility of building a large nuclear power plant in Myanmar.

The company's in-house newspaper Strana Rosatom reported that Myanmar and Rosatom are discussing the construction of facilities to manufacture lithium-ion batteries, as well as the possibility of building small wind, hydro and thermal power plants in the country.