Rosatom will create a working group on small nuclear power plants with the UAE
Rosatom will set up a working group with the UAE to study the possibility of using low-capacity nuclear power plants in this country, said Aleksey Likhachev, CEO of the state corporation.
Foreign countries are showing great interest in Russian projects for such stations, Likhachev said in an interview with RT.
“In particular, our partners from the UAE Atomic Energy Corporation asked us questions about the parameters of these stations, about the conditions under which we can make such deliveries. We discussed everything and decided to create a joint working group to study the possibility of using small nuclear power plants in the UAE,” he said.
The fact that Rosatom discussed cooperation on low-power nuclear power plants with partners from the UAE, Likhachev announced earlier in January, speaking as part of the Rosatom Week at Expo 2020 in Dubai.
Low-power nuclear power plants (LNPPs) are one of the promising areas of Rosatom’s activities; they are planned to become an export product of the state corporation. SNPPs are designed for remote areas with an undeveloped network infrastructure, where it is impractical to build more powerful nuclear power plants. Low-power stations have a number of advantages, including reliable provision of hard-to-reach areas, as well as environmentally friendly, carbon-free energy production.