Rosenergoatom to allocate 10 billion rubles for Kursk NPP in 2004

Publish date: February 27, 2004

The Rosenergoatom nuclear power generating company will spend 5 billion rubles ($175m) on finishing fifth unit and another 5 billion on upgrading the second unit.

Rosenergoatom spokesman informed the Interfax news agency. “Seventy to eighty percent of the construction operations at the Kursk nuclear power plant’s fifth power generating unit have already been completed,” the spokesman said. Ivanov said that “after the third power generating unit of the Kalinin nuclear power plant starts operations, Rosenergoatom will give top priority to building the Kursk nuclear power plant’s fifth power generating unit and the second power generating unit of the Volgodonsk nuclear power plant.”

Kursk NPP operates four reactors of RBMK-1000 type (Chernobyl type). Rosenergoatom operates 30 power generating units at ten nuclear power plants. The company increased electricity output by nearly 6% in 2003.

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