Kazatomprom head: Details of nuclear power station construction project in Kazakhstan must be known by late 2012
Kazakhstan, Astana, Nov. 14 / Trend D. Mukhtarov /
The details of the nuclear power station construction project in Kazakhstan must be known by late 2012, head of Kazatomprom national company Vladimir Shkolnik told Trend on Wednesday.
"I hope that a new Atomic Energy Agency will make a decision on the nuclear power station construction project by late 2012, namely further actions, a place to be allotted for the station construction and its cost," Shkolnik said. "Kazatomprom includes production workers. They will fulfill the decision."
Kazakhstan plans to build a nuclear power station in its territory together with Russia.
"Rosatom" andh "Kazatomprom" have preliminary created the version of the reactor with a capacity of 300 megawatts Vbr300.
"The main issue is the analysis of Kazakhstan's energy demand in general," Shkolnik said. "The process of making a decision on this issue was postponed."
It should be recalled that Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said in October 2011 that the country intends to implement a project to build a nuclear power station on its territory. The president said that Kazakhstan has a quarter of the world's uranium reserves. It has great scientific potential and the infrastructure of nuclear power engineering.
Russian and Kazakh experts have developed a draft agreement on the construction of a nuclear power station in the country and the relevant feasibility study. However, Kazakhstan has not determined the desirability of constructing a nuclear power station in its territory yet.