According to the adviser of Roatom head Igor Knyshev the competition on choosing the general Contractor for construction of the 1st unit of Leningrad NPP-2 (LNPP-2) will be announced in the first quarter, 2008.
He added that now there is a period of obtaining permission for construction of the unit.
"All permissions and licenses are planned to be obtained to the end of year", - Knyshev told to journalists in Friday in St Petersburg.
He also noted that the State ecological expertise of the 1st unit of LNPP-2 is planed in the second half of year, in August- September.
LNPP-2 construction will be realized within the Federal target program for development of nuclear power and industry complex of Russia in 2007-2010 and further up to 2015 with the aim to keep and develop electricity and heat production, including stage by stage replacement of existing power units of LNPP-1.
It is suggested that each of LNPP-2 units will operate at least 50 years, they will generate together 16,8 billion kW(el)*hour and 1,4 million Gcal heat power.
DATE: July 10, 2007
Topics: NPP, Russia, Leningrad NPP