Russia will continue to help Cuba build Juragua nuclear power plant, reported Interfax quoting Russian Minister for Emergency Situations Sergei Shoigu. According to Shoigu, whereas earlier projects with Cuba were financed entirely by the government in Moscow, future deals with that country will be funded by Russia’s private sector. Shoigu did not go into details about the potential funders.
The Juragua nuclear power plant consists of two PWR reactor units of Russian VVER-440 type. The construction of the first unit was launched in 1983, the works on the second started in 1985. The construction has been at stand-by during the last 6-7 years.