Friday 22 October 2021

Russia plans 15 new nuclear power units by 2035

VIENNA, September 21, 2021

Russia will gradually decommission Soviet nuclear power units built in the 1970s and replace them by about 15 units by 2035, said Alexey Likhachev, head of the Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom.

“Our task is to build them on the existing sites, to expand the existing plants with new units. All of them will be generations 3+, with a capacity of 1,200 MW," Likhachev said was quoted as saying in a Tass report.

The task is being discussed at the government level, he added.

Likhachev is heading the Russian delegation at the 65th IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria.


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