The agreement was signed by Evgeny Pakermanov, President of Rusatom Overseas (part of ROSATOM) and Eduard Martirosyan, General Director of Aikakan Atomajin Electrakayan (Armenian NPP).
Evgeny Pakermanov said:
- Using modern Russian nuclear technologies is part and parcel of uninterrupted power supply in many countries
- Further cooperation on the construction of new nuclear power units will no doubt become an important factor not only for the development of Armenia’s economy and growth of its welfare, but for further reinforcement of friendly neighbour relations between our 2 countries
Eduard Martirosyan noted:
- Armenia is closely following global decarbonization trends and the development of modern technology
- The only Armenian NPP now generates about 40% of all electrical power in the country and since 1977 has been a clean and reliable source of power
- When its service life reaches its end, we would like to keep nuclear power in the country’s energy mix
- That is why we are now considering our future with modern Russian nuclear technologies since they are some of the most advanced in the world
The key Armenian-Russian project in the nuclear power industry is the modernization and life extension of Unit 2 at the Armenian NPP.
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