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$1.7m for new Leningrad NPP-2 design

Publish date: October 18, 2005

St Petersburg department of the Russian National Reserve Bank issued a $1.7m credit for the St Petersburg institute Atomenergoproekt, reported the bank’s website.

The credit will be spent for the design development of the Leningrad NPP-2. Atomenergoproekt developed designs for many nuclear power plants and has been working on Leningrad NPP-2 with VVER-1500 units since 2001. The launch of the first units VVER-1500 at the Leningrad NPP-2 is scheduled for 2012.

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