Russia’s state-owned nuclear power company Rosatom has signed an agreement confirming its participation in construction of a small modular nuclear reactor project in the Russian Republic of Sakha.
Development of the SMR project comes after Rosatom and officials from Sakha signed an Agreement of Intent in September 2019. Field survey work for the project was completed earlier this year. Rosatom said it expects the power plant will be completed by 2028.
First Land-Based SMR in Russia
Alexey Likhachev, Rosatom’s director general, said, “We are making an important step today in terms of constructing the first, new generation land-based SMR power plant in Russia. The implementation of this project will strengthen Rosatom’s leadership at the global SMR market. Quite recently, the world’s only floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov was put into operation and now, merely a few months later, we started the implementation of [a] land-based SMR NPP project.