Russia is expanding its activities in the field of building nuclear power plants abroad, the Turkish Anadolu Agency reports.
As the agency notes, Russia is considering new projects in Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, and Bolivia. Founded in 2007, the Russian state corporation Rosatom has announced that it is engaged in 44 projects around the world, the cost of which amounts to $133 billion.
In Bolivia, with the government of which agreements on military-technical cooperation were signed earlier, the Center for Nuclear Research and Technology will be built. Russia's investments in the project with a capacity of up to 200 kW are estimated at about $300 million. The first facilities of this South American center are planned to be commissioned in 2019.
At the last summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which was held June 9-10 in the Chinese city of Qingdao, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Russian leader Vladimir Putin discussed the construction of a nuclear power plant in Navoi region of Uzbekistan.
Anadolu Agency highlights a number of other major projects, agreements on which have been recently made. The matter concerns the construction of two more reactors at the Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant in Jiangsu Province in China and building two similar units at Xudabao site in Liaoning Province. Also, Rosatom will erect a Rooppur NPP in Bangladesh with Russian reactors of 1,200 MW each. The commissioning of these facilities is scheduled for 2023-2024.
In Egypt, the state corporation will build four power units, which will be located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in El Dabaa. In Turkey, the Russian company is currently implementing a project for the construction of four power units at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, the Turkish agency notes.