Russia to participate in Indonesian NPP tender

Publish date: December 8, 2006

Russia is ready to take part in a tender for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Indonesia, to be announced by 2008, the country's nuclear chief said on December 1st.

Russia and Indonesia signed an agreement to cooperate in the nuclear energy field during a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who was on a three-day visit to Russia.

"Indonesia will announce a tender on the construction of a NPP, either by the end of 2007 or not later than 2008," head of the Federal Agency for Nuclear Power Sergei Kiriyenko said. "We are ready to participate in the tender whenever it is announced."

Russia’s nuclear power equipment and service export monopoly, Atomstroyexport, which is currently building five nuclear power plants in China, India and Iran, on contracts worth $4.5 billion, won a tender to build two 1,000-megawatt reactors for the Belene NPP, about 150 miles from Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, on October 30, reported RIA-Novosti.