Armenia considers offers from several countries on building new nuclear power plant

 16:52, 5 June 2023

YEREVAN, JUNE 5, ARMENPRESS. The Armenian Government has set up a commission on nuclear energy which studies the global market to find the most appropriate offers, the Director of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Movses Vardanyan said at a June 5 panel discussion on Armenia’s nuclear energy.

He said that Armenia should begin considering the construction of a new power plant today.

“In this regard Armenia is a specific country and has several demands,” Vardanyan said at the Nuclear Energy as One of the Mechanisms Ensuring Armenia’s Energy Security and Independence discussion. “First of all, the issues related to safety and seismic resistance are important to us, we also consider financial and logistic issues and many other aspects. As you know, in February 2023 our partners at the Rosatom Energy Projects submitted the preliminary technical-economic substantiation of building two 1200 MW reactors in Armenia. They take into consideration all our demands and issues, and we already have that project on hand. We are also working with our South Korean partners who have offered 1000 and 1400MW reactors, as well as modular nuclear reactors. We are also studying the French variant. We are also studying American modular reactors. I once again emphasize that we will prioritize safety, financial expediency and logistics,” Vardanyan said.

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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS