Armenia to Start Construction of New Nuclear Power Units

Rosatom and the management of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant have signed an agreement to look into the possible building of new Russian-designed nuclear power units on the site of the current plant at Metsamor in Armenia.

Armenia has long been in discussions with Russia about replacing Metsamor, which comprises two Russian-built 376 MWe VVER reactors which started operating in 1976 and 1980, respectively. Both units were taken off line in 1988 due to safety concerns regarding seismic vulnerability.

Metsamor NPP chief informed the Metsamor NPP will last until 2026, followed by more renovations that will extend it to 2036, and the construction of the new NPP will require 10-12 years.

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