All Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators to be removed in Arkhangelsk region

Publish date: November 7, 2007

All 30 Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) will be removed from the lighthouses in Arkhangelsk region in 2008.

It was stated at the meeting between the Murmansk governor Yuri Evdokimov and the governor of the Norwegian province Finnmark Gunnar Hennoy that alternative sources of energy will substitute RTGs in 2008-2009. All existing 85 RTGs have been removed in Murmansk region and 38 RTGs were removed in Arkhangelsk region.

It was agreed at the meeting that 27 RTGs from 25 lighthouses located in Nenets Autonomous region will be dismantled in 2008-2009. The total cost for the project to secure lighthouses will be 747m roubles (ca. $30.5 m), reported Murmansk government website reported.