ArmInfo. Ashot Manoukyan, the Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of Armenia received on November 2 , the Deputy Directo General of Rosatom Kirill Komarov and the Director General of Rusatom Service Yevgeni Salkov, who arrived in Yerevan to participate in the third session on Coordination Committee on the Armenian NPP 2nd Unit Lifetime Extension Project.
According to the press office of the Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of Armenia, during the meeting issues regarding 2nd Unit lifetime extension were discussed. The Parties referred also to the works implementation process and to upcoming activities. It was stated that the first stage of the project was successfully implemented. Currently the works of second stage are in process. To remind, at the session the participants discussed the works flow in respect to Unit 2 lifetime extension and the additional works in respect to the project, modernization and shifting the equipment.
Within the framework of the session parties confirmed the completion f the complex study of the Unit 2 equipment, which was the first stage of the project. 15 specialized organizations were involved in these works, over 4500 units of equipment were examined, 46 reports developed and submitted to ANPP management.
49 projects on examination are under implementation, works will be finalized by the year of 2018. During the session both parties confirmed that all the works are being implemented as scheduled. Based on the results of the session, a number of solutions were capsulated and taken aimed at organizing of timely and complete production and supplies of systems and equipment. "Holding sessions of Coordination Committee allows to take timely decisions in respect to most important issues, to implement control and coordination of works regarding the project, to stay in single informational environment, " Yevgeni Salkov commented the meeting.
To remind, the Joint Coordination Committee was set to control the implementation of the project in march 2015, in accordance with intergovernmental Agreement on ANPP Operation Cycle Extension, signed at the end of 2014. The coordination of the project is implemented by the subsidiary of Rosatom- Rusatom Service JSC, which is the member of Rosatom Group.
To remind, Armenian Government in March 2014 took a Decision on Extesion of the Armenian NPP Unit 2 lifetime, due to delays of construction works on new Enrgy unit. Rosatom and Armenian expert will work on the project mentioned jointly, and the lifetime is estimated to be extended for 10 years - until 2026. The works are planned to be implemented in five years. Within this purpose, Russia has rendered to Armenia a state loan of USD 270 mln and grant of USD 30 mln.