Rosatom planning 4-gigawatt nuclear power plant in Far East

Publish date: July 29, 2008

Russia’s state nuclear power corporation Rosatom plans to work with Russian aluminum giant RusAl to build a 4GW nuclear plant and an aluminum factory in the Far East, a Rosatom subsidiary said on Saturday, RIA Novosti reported.

"We have prepared a package of proposals for the construction in the Primorye Territory of a nuclear power plant and an aluminum plant with a production capacity of 600,000 metric tons," said Alexei Kalinin, vice director of Atomenergomash, Russia’s nuclear power plant eqipment supplier, the agency reported.

Kalinin, who was addressing the Pacific Economic Congress in Vladivostok, said some of the power plant’s output would power the aluminum facility, and the remainder will be exported to China and North and South Korea.

To implement the project, "the region’s network infrastructure will have to be developed" and "agreements would have to be signed with interested countries," Kalinin was quoted by RIA Novosti as saying.