Russia, India expand nuclear power cooperation

The countries signed an agreement on the construction of 12 new nuclear power units over the next two decades, Rosatom head Sergei Kiriyenko said

Russia and India agreed on the construction of at least 12 new nuclear power units within the next 20 years, including two new units at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, Russia’s Rosatom head Sergei Kiriyenko was cited by Sputnik News as saying.

“This morning a general framework agreement was signed on the construction and equipment delivery for the third and fourth blocks of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant at the present site. Cement foundations [for the new blocks] will be poured in the beginning of 2016,” Kiriyenko said, according to the report.

“Today we will sign a strategic document that foresees the construction of no less than 12 energy blocks over the next 20 years, or in other words this would be no less than two nuclear energy facilities,” Kiriyenko was cited by the news agency as saying.

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