Russia to deliver nuclear power plant to India

Publish date: September 1, 1997

Written by: Igor Kudrik

This week Russian Minatom reached an agreement with India on construction of a nuclear power plant, reports RIA News agency. The new NPP will operate on two Russian VVER-1000 reactors.

Negotiations were held in Dehli earlier this week, while the Russian Minister for Nuclear Energy, Victor Michailov, visited India. The ministry reached an agreement with India to launch the construction of a Russian designed nuclear power plant based on VVER-1000 reactors. The agreement is expected to enter contract in the near future, adding to Russia’s new nuclear export drive. Earlier, Russia has reached agreements to start construction of nuclear power plants in China and Iran.

Michailov claimed that a number of countries, such as Indonesia, Malaysia and other in South-Eastern Asia, have expressed their interest in Russia nuclear engineering, in particular in the floating nuclear power plants.

India already has ten nuclear reactors in operation, of western designs.