6 Jul 2023 14:17

Rosatom considering up to 170 MW in low-power NPP projects - top manager

MOSCOW. July 6 (Interfax) - Rosatom State Corporation is considering up to 170 MW of potential projects for the construction of small nuclear power plants, in particular. There are up to five sites in the Krasnoyarsk Territory and about ten in Yakutia under discussion, Oleg Sirazetdinov, Vice President of Rusatom Overseas, said during a speech at a meeting in the Federation Council.

These are reactors from the Shelf-M project with a capacity of 10 MW, he said.

However, the flagship project is the Ritm-200M reactor, on the basis of which a project for a small nuclear power plant in Yakutia has already been approved, Sirazetdinov said.

The next stage is the Ritm-400 project, he said.

Ritm-400 is the next stage in its evolution, producing up to 80-90 MW from one reactor. This is where generation of up to 300-400 MW is needed. We are preparing to sign an agreement on this with Norilsk Nickel at the Eastern Economic Forum, Sirazetdinov said.

Earlier, Rosatom noted the growing demand for low-capacity nuclear power plants around the world. The presence of reference projects within the country allows Rosatom to conduct an active dialogue with foreign customers. Projects in Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar are under consideration.