First block of NPP Seversk likely to be launched in 2015

Publish date: March 30, 2007

According to Deputy Head of the Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency (Rosatom) Ivan Kamenskikh, in April 2007 the Russian government may decide on constructing a new nuclear power plant and a new power supply system in Seversk,

Rosatom plans to launch two new blocks of the NPP Seversk in the Tomsk Region in 2017 and 2019. Kamenskikh pointed out that construction works cannot start unless two major questions have been solved: the question of financing and whether or not an additional power supply system will be built to supply the Siberian market. Building a new power supply system would cost about $140m.

According to Vladimir Korotkevich, CEO of Siberian Chemical Combine, the launch of the new NPP had originally been planned for 2024. Considering that the new blocks are now going to be launched already in 2015, construction works are likely to start in 2008, reported the Russian newspaper Krasnoe Znamya.